Key Features & Benefits
High Speed 10 Gigabit SFP+ Uplinks
6 SFP+ ports allow your network to utilise 10Gbps ports to link Switches, Servers and Networked Storage with more bandwidth. This helps you reduce the risk of bottlenecks occurring in your network.
Benefits: Easily increase network throughput and meet demanding bandwidth requirements.
Manage Centrally or Stand-Alone
Configure and monitor the switch through the VigorACS cloud management platform, DrayTek's Central Switch Management for Vigor routers, or directly via the device's Web Interface.
Benefits: Saves time and money. Easily provision, monitor and manage remote sites without on-site IT or dedicated staff.
Great Security Features
Protect your network against unauthorised access and network problems with 802.1X port authentication, DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard and Access Control Lists. Check the features sections for more information.
Benefits: Secure & control access to your network.
Advanced Layer 2+ Routing Features
Expand your network with support for Layer 3 features such as Static Routes and VLAN Routing, to connect separate networks through the VigorSwitch.
Benefits: Provides a fast and secure bridge between networks.
400W PoE Power Budget
Provides power through Ethernet to each of the 48 PoE / PoE+ enabled Gigabit LAN ports. PoE scheduling, priority & monitoring features ensure your PoE devices are powered and working.
Benefits: Power a large number of IP cameras, IP phones, wireless APs and other PoE devices.
IP Camera Management
Manage IP Cameras easily with detection and management of ONVIF cameras. Use PoE Device Check, auto-generated IP Camera topology and Camera Snapshots to detect & troubleshoot problems.
Benefits: Easily configure, deploy & manage connected IP Cameras.
10GbE Gigabit Switch with 48 Gigabit PoE+ Ports & 6 10GbE SFP+ Uplink Ports
VigorSwitch P2540x is a 54 port PoE+ Gigabit L2+ Managed switch with a plethora of management options and enterprise-level features to improve network stability and security for businesses.
It has 48 PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) RJ-45 LAN ports and 6 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports for high bandwidth uplinks to Servers, Network Attached Storage and Switches.
Designed for centralised management, the VigorSwitch P2540x can be provisioned and monitored through both the VigorACS management platform and/or, a DrayTek Vigor router’s Central Switch Management. Easily provision the VLAN configuration through the router and clone switch configurations. Drastically reduce the setup time required for a complex network, with VLANs spanning multiple switches.
PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Deliver power and data over one ethernet cable. Power up to 48 devices at up to 30 watts per port.
Layer 2+ VLAN Routing
Use the VigorSwitch to link multiple subnets with Static Routes, VLAN Routing and integrated DHCP server.
Schedule PoE device power. Monitor PoE device status, automatically restarting devices if they stop responding.
Auto Surveillance VLAN
Recognize traffic from IP cameras and IP phones automatically and add CoS tag for QoS prioritization.
IP Conflict Prevention
Improve network stability by avoiding IP conflicts caused by a misconfigured or malicious host.
VigorSwitch P2540x supports ACL by IP/MAC and 802.1x port access control with RADIUS to filter.
10GbE SFP+ Ports
6 SFP+ ports provide fast, high bandwidth uplinks to Fibre, Switches, Servers & Network Attached Storage.
QoS (Quality of Service)
Improve the performance of critical traffic by prioritizing the traffic with CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence tag.
VigorSwitch P2540x supports IPv6 by offering MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver.
ONVIF IP Camera Management
Manage and view ONVIF capable cameras, automatically detecting their topology on the network.
Central Switch Management
Set up VLAN easily from the router and get a centralized hierarchy view of the switches.
Hardware Monitor with Smart Fan
Quieter in operation at low-load. Alerts if a fan fails or switch overheats.
Power over Ethernet
The VigorSwitch P2540x is a 48-port PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch, providing power on all ports to any PoE-enabled device, such as IP phones, wireless access points or IP cameras over the Ethernet cable.
As well as removing the need for local (at the desk) power supplies, making for tidier installations, PoE ensures power efficiency, providing only the power needed, as well as allowing for time schedules for powering up/down and remote rebooting.
Power is provided only when required and allows for installation of devices where there is no mains power, particularly useful for wireless access points such as the ceiling mounted VigorAP 912C.
The VigorSwitch P2540x has 48 PoE ports with a power budget of up to 400 watts for all connected PoE devices, allowing for connection of both standard PoE (802.3af) and High-Power PoE (802.3at) devices at up to 30 watts per port.
10GbE SFP+ Ports for High Speed Uplinks
The DrayTek VigorSwitch P2540x has 6 dedicated SFP+ ports for uplinks, each operating at up to 10 Gigabits per second. The faster 10 Gigabit uplink capability allows you to make high bandwidth links to Network Attached Storage, Servers and other switches, to help reduce the risk of bottlenecks occurring within your network.
The SFP+ ports provide compatibility with your choice of SFP / SFP+ modules (not included) and therefore the most appropriate medium for your application.
Connect a passive Direct Attach SFP+ cable such as the DrayTek DAC-CX10-01M to the SFP+ module port of 1Gbps/10Gbps capable Network Attached Storage, Servers and Switches, for a cost effective, up to 10Gbps network link.
Advanced Layer 2+ Routing Features
The VigorSwitch P2540x adds the Layer 3 features VLAN Routing, DHCP Server and Static Route, which allow the switch to provide routing between VLANs at full speed. The switch's Access Control List gives full control of what traffic routes between those networks.
A DrayTek VigorSwitch normally provides connectivity for multiple network segments with 802.1Q VLAN tags, which separate networks at Layer 2 (MAC level), relying on the router to connect different networks. VLAN Routing in the switch allows for Layer 3 (IP level) routing, to connect and route between different IP subnets with wire speed routing performance.
Routing beyond the VigorSwitch P2540x, to the Internet and across VPNs is possible with Static Routes, using the switch to direct traffic to remote subnets through the correct gateway. Up to 512 static routes can be configured on the switch.
DHCP Server with Bind IP to MAC
The DrayTek VigorSwitch P2540x has an integrated DHCP server to provide IP addressing to as many as 8 subnets on the switch, directly or with another server through DHCP Relay.
Each DHCP Pool can have as many as 1023 IP addresses, potentially serving addresses to 8000 devices, allowing for expansive networks and taking load off of the router.
With Bind IP to MAC, IP addresses can be easily reserved for individual devices such as servers, IP phones, cameras and more.
Power over Ethernet Management
The Device Check feature can monitor connectivity to a device / remote IP - if it stops responding, for instance an IP camera stops transmitting - the VigorSwitch will automatically power cycle the port it's connected to, allowing it to restart and work normally again.
Set time schedules to turn connected PoE devices on/off at certain times of the day, for instance turning off wireless access points overnight.
Save power and prevent network access outside of the set operation times.
The DrayTek VigorSwitch P2540x can operate in standalone mode and be managed through its web interface or, if you need to manage and monitor the switch remotely, or have several DrayTek VigorSwitches to administer, you can centrally manage and monitor them either with:
Managing a VigorSwitch through VigorACS
DrayTek's VigorACS central management system provides a centralised way to manage and view the status of any DrayTek Vigor router, VigorAP access point and VigorSwitch connected to the VigorACS server.
DrayTek VigorSwitch switches that support TR-069 management can be managed through DrayTek VigorACS 2 in the same way that a DrayTek Vigor router or VigorAP access point would be managed. Through VigorACS, you can view and manage; a single VigorSwitch, all switches on a site or all switches across an entire network spanning multiple sites in one place.
DrayTek VigorSwitches connected to VigorACS connect directly to the VigorACS server to be managed, the router or network that they are connected to needs no additional configuration beyond the VigorSwitch having access to the Internet (or if your VigorACS server is located across a private WAN / VPN connection, access to that network).
View the state of a VigorSwitch through the Dashboard, with PoE usage, uptime and connected ports all visible in one place:
View the configuration of a VigorSwitch and make changes to the configuration through VigorACS, then copy the settings from that switch to apply them to multiple VigorSwitch switches:
Central Switch Management with a DrayTek Vigor Router
DrayTek Vigor router Central Switch Management provisions and monitors VigorSwitch switches through a DrayTek Vigor router, with profiles that can be applied to multiple switches and VLAN configuration all handled within the router.
Central Switch Management requires firmware support on both the VigorSwitch and the DrayTek Vigor router*
*requires 3.9.3 firmware update
This can simplify the setup of multiple subnets and VLANs, without needing in-depth knowledge of VLAN tagging and reduces setup time, with the time consuming step of configuring VLANs for each port handled by the router instead.
The Switch Hierarchy view provides a visual overview of interconnections between DrayTek VigorSwitch switches with the devices connected to each LAN port:
Switch Management Profiles
Switch Management profiles can be used configure schedules to enable or disable ports (including PoE) and set bandwidth limits for the ports. Descriptive names can be configured on the router which can be seen from the Switch Hierarchy view:
VLAN configuration of a VigorSwitch can be provisioned from the DrayTek Vigor router, with the router automatically configuring the Uplink port and being aware of the VLAN tags that the Vigor router and the connected LAN port have available:
ONVIF IP Camera Management
The VigorSwitch P2540x can discover, manage and configure ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compatible IP cameras and NVR systems, allowing for easy discovery, management and troubleshooting of your connected IP cameras.
Use the VigorSwitch to configure and manage your IP camera network; configure network & security settings, restart cameras and have the switch monitor whether cameras are responding, alerting of any issues.
Network Surveillance Topology
Simply connect ONVIF capable devices to the VigorSwitch P2540x, Discover devices and the VigorSwitch determines the network topology of connected cameras & NVR systems.
View IP Camera Output
Through the VigorSwitch web interface, you can view the video feed of connected IP cameras:
Camera Offline Alerts with Snapshot
The VigorSwitch P2540x can store a recent snapshot of each connected IP Camera that's ONVIF compliant.
If a camera goes offline, the VigorSwitch sends out an Email alert with the last-seen snapshot from the camera that's stopped responding. Allowing you to locate the affected camera easily and troubleshoot any problems it may have, such as a disconnected cable or faulty camera.
In addition, with Device Check on a PoE VigorSwitch, the switch can automatically power cycle the affected camera when problems occur, resolving issues with a freezing camera without requiring manual intervention.
IP Conflict Detection & Prevention
The VigorSwitch can detect and notify an administrator when an IP conflict is detected on the network. Easily track down conflicts and take action to resolve them.
Use DrayTek's IP Conflict Prevention to allow the switch to automatically protect against IP conflicts and ARP spoofing.
IP Conflict Prevention catalogues the current network layout, giving you the option to fix the IP address and MAC information for important network devices, such as Servers and Routers.
Quality of Service & Bandwidth Control
Prioritise latency-sensitive applications on your network with Quality of Service (802.1p and DSCP) support.
Control throughput per-port with Rate Limiting and application specific Traffic Shaping.
Network Security and Management Features
Stay in control of what's connected to your network with Port Security and 802.1X & MAC authentication, to prevent connection of unauthorised equipment.
Protect against network issues arising from connection of unwanted devices with DHCP Snooping and IP Source Guard.
Control port access for every port on your network with the VigorSwitch Access Control List - to specifically allow or deny specified traffic types moving between ports, just like a Firewall.
Hardware Monitoring & Smart Fan Control
The VigorSwitch P2540x ensures safe and continuous operation with Hardware Monitoring. Track and graph switch temperature, voltages and fan status. View this information locally through the web interface or remotely through VigorACS central management.
Smart Fan control ensures the switch increases its fan speed as required, slowing down the fans at lower operating temperatures and PoE power loads.
This allows the switch to notify you if a fan fails, if the PoE usage is too high, or the switch's temperature exceeds its operating limit. For instance sending an email alert if the switch overheats for any reason.
Should the switch overheat, it can temporarily reduce its PoE power budget to cool down and continue powering critical devices, automatically resuming normal service and full PoE power budget once the switch returns to a safe temperature.
IP Camera Management of ONVIF IP Cameras
Manage and view the video feed of automatically detected ONVIF IP Cameras connected to the VigorSwitch:
Port Bandwidth Usage
Display live usage data of all ports on the switch, showing the quantity of data transmitted and received on each port, with the percentage displayed along with the port's speed:
i.e. 900mbps would be displayed as 90% usage for a 1Gpbs port
50mbps would be displayed as 50% usage for a 100Mbps port
Dynamic MAC table
View devices connected to each port from the Dynamic MAC table, which displays the known MAC address and their respective VLANs for each port on the switch:
Port Bandwidth Limits
Configure bandwidth limits for each LAN port, with Egress rates controlling a client's download speed from the switch and Ingress rates controlling a client's upload speed to the switch.
Quickly create single or multiple VLAN groups. To create multiple VLANs at once, specify multiple VLAN tags separated by commas, or as a range of VLANs (i.e. 3-5 would create VLANs 3, 4 and 5):
Apply VLAN configurations to multiple ports:
|Product Code||EAN||Product Name||Description|
|VSP2540x-K||4710484741127||VigorSwitch P2540x||54-port PoE+ Gigabit L2+ Managed switch with 48 PoE+ RJ-45 LAN ports & 6 10GbE SFP+ ports|
- 48 x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Ports with PoE+
- 6 x SFP+ 10GbE Ports for Uplink / Fibre
- PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) for IP phones, wireless access points, IP Cameras etc.
- 400-watt Power-over-Ethernet budget
- 802.1q VLANs with Dynamic MAC-based, Voice & Surveillance VLAN
- VLAN Routing & Static Route with DHCP server / relay
- Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
- QoS for Application traffic prioritisation
- 802.1x RADIUS / TACACS+ Port Authentication with Accounting
- Voice VLAN for QoS (OUI Mode)
- Access Control List (ACL)
- Port Mirroring & Link Aggregation
- IGMP Snooping & Querying
- IPv4 and IPv6 Support with IP Conflict Prevention
- Hardware Monitor with smart fan control
- Centrally managed or standalone operation
- Console Port
Technical Specification (UK Hardware Spec.)
- 48 RJ-45 Ethernet Ports – 10/100/1000Mbps
- 6 SFP+ Ports – 1000Mbps/10Gbps
- Console Port (RJ-45 physical, RS-232 electrical)
- 48-ports 802.3af & 802.3at (High Power) PoE PSE
- 400 Watts Total Power Budget for PoE
- Up to 30 watts per port
- PoE PD Priority
- Restart PoE PD if not responding to ping
- Restart PoE IP Camera if not providing camera output
- Auto Detection of Powered Device (PD) and Consumption Levels
- Per Port PoE Status LED Indicators
- Alert LED for high PoE Usage
- Port Power Consumption Monitoring via Web Interface & CLI
- Circuit Protection to Prevent Power Interference between Ports
- PoE PD Monitoring & Maintenance Features (per port)
- PoE PD Priority
- Restart PoE PD if not responding to ping
- Restart PoE IP Camera if not providing camera output
- 802.1q Tag-based VLAN
- Port-based and MAC-based VLANs
- QinQ (Basic)
- GVRP – General VLAN Registration Protocol
- Up to 256 VLANs (out of 4096 VLAN IDs)
- 802.1v Protocol-Based VLAN
- Voice VLAN (OUI Mode)
- Surveillance VLAN (OUI Mode)
- Protocol VLAN
- MAC-based VLAN
- Management VLAN
- Port Isolation
- Support 8 priority queues
- Port-Based rate control (Ingress & Egress)
- Priority queue schedule (WRR or Strict Priority)
- Rate Limit
- Class of Service
- 802.1p CoS
- IP Precedence ToS
- IP Source Guard with ARP inspection
- Storm Control (Broadcast, Unknown Multicast, Unknown Unicast)
- DoS Attack protection
- AAA Authentication
- MAC Authentication
- Protected Port / Port Isolation
- Static Port Security
- Dynamic ARP Inspection
- DHCP Snooping with Option 82
- Loop Detection & Prevention
- Access Control Lists (ACL)
- Up to 512 ACL Entries
- Source and destination MAC
- VLAN ID
- IPv4/v6 address
- TCP/UDP port
- Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
- Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
- Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
- Combine multiple ports to increase bandwidth
- 8 Aggregation Groups
- Up to 8 ports in each group
- LACP or Static setup
- Supports traffic load balancing
- Switching Capacity: 216Gbps
- Forwarding Rate: 160.7Mpps at 64 bytes
- MAC Addresses Supported: 32,000
- Jumbo Frames up to 12KB
- Packet Buffer size: 16Mbit
- Layer 3 Routing Table: Up to 2000 Entries
- Up to 256 multicast groups
- Multicast Group Filtering / Throttling
- IGMP Snooping V2/V3 (BISS)
- IGMP V2/V3 Querier
- Multicast VLAN registration
- MLD Snooping V1/V2
- Immediate Leave
- Report Suppression
- IGMP/MLD Querier
- RADIUS / TACACS+ Authentication for Management
- Multiple AAA Server
- MAC / Inaccessible Authentication bypass
- RADIUS Authentication 802.1X
- Guest VLAN
- Port based Authorisation
- 802.1X Single/Multi
- Attribute Assignment
- User Privilege
- TACACS+ Authentication
- Port Authorisation
ONVIF Surveillance Management
- Discovery of ONVIF-compliant IP Cameras
- Surveillance Topology
- Real-Time Video Streaming
- ONVIF Device Maintenance
- Device Information
- Network Settings Configuration
- Time Settings
- Reset to Factory Default Settings
- Ping Check with Mail Alert on disconnection
- Central Management
- Vigor Router Switch Management (requires router firmware support)
- Running/Startup/Backup Configuration
- IPv4 & IPv6 Dual-Stack
- LLDP(802.1ab) + MED
- Web User Interface (HTTP or HTTPS)
- Firmware Upgrade/Backup by HTTP/HTTPS
- HTTP (Non-TLS) can be disabled for increased security
- Configuration Backup/Restore
- Factory Default
- System Reboot
- Dual Firmware Image (Active & Backup Firmware)
- Command Line Interface (CLI) via SSH/Telnet
- Console Port (RJ45) for CLI management
- OpenVPN Client with Certificate-based auth
- SNMP v1, v2c, v3 (with Generic Traps)
- RMON Groups 1, 2, 3, 9 (History, Statistics, Alarms, Events)
- SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol)
- Port Status & Usage display
- CPU/RAM Usage display
- MAC Address Table
- Device Check
- Mail Alert
- Port Status
- Port Speed Change
- System Restart
- Device Check
- IP Conflict
- ONVIF IP Camera Snapshot
- Port Mirroring
- Ping Diagnostics
- Port-based Cable Test
- Remote Monitoring through Web Interface & VigorACS
- Hardware Monitor Data Recording & Graphing
- Email & LED alert on Fan failure, voltage high/low and overheat
- Temperature Monitoring
- Voltage Monitoring
- Smart Fan Control for low noise operation
- Power Saving Mode
Layer 3 Networking Features
- Static Route
- VLAN Routing
- Virtual Router Redundancy (VRRP) Protocol
- DHCP Client
- DNS Client
- DHCP Server
- Up to 8 subnets
- Option 82, 66, 67
- DHCP Relay
- DHCP Snooping
- DHCP IP Source Guard
- Auto Configuration
- Static IPv6 Address & Prefix Length
- Static IPv6 Default Gateway
- IPv6 Neighbour Discovery (ND)
- IPv6 Duplicate Address Detection
- DHCPv6 Client
General IEEE Standards Compliance
- 802.3 10Base-T
- 802.3u 100Base-T
- 802.3ab 1000Base-T
- 802.3ae 10GBase-T
- 802.3x Flow Control Capability
- 802.3 Auto-negotiation
- 802.3ad Port trunk with LACP
- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
- 802.3af PoE
- 802.3at PoE+
- 802.1q VLAN
- 802.1p Class of Service
- 802.1d Spanning Tree
- 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
- 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
- 802.1x Port Based Network Access Control
- 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
- 802.1ad QinQ
- Power Input Requirements: 100-240VAC
- Power supply: Internal
- Maximum Input Power Consumption: 478 Watts
- Cooling: Dual Smart Fan
- Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 50 °C
- Storage Temperature: -20 °C to 70 °C
- Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
- Dimensions: 441 x 330 x 45 mm (W x D x H)
- Rack mountable: 1U
- Weight: 5.66Kg (excluding SFP modules/cables)
- Brackets included for rack or wall mounting
ROHS & CE Compliant
Warranty : 2 Year Manufacturer's RTB
- VigorSwitch P2540x Network Switch
- UK IEC13 Power Cable
- 1U Rack Mount Fittings
- RJ-45 to RS-232 Console Cable Adapter
- Console Cable (RJ-45)
- Quick Start Guide
* - Not available in initial release firmware but will be available in a later firmware update.