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ProSafe® M7100
24-Port 10Gb Ethernet Smart Switch

Higher Availability, Lower Latency and Stronger Security
The 10 Gigabit M7100 series consists of a fully managed, low-latency, line-rate 10G Copper "Base-T" switch solution—with 24 ports 10GBase-T (RJ45) that support Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit speeds for server, storage and network progressive upgrade. It includes 4 ports SFP+ that broaden 10 Gigabit connectivity for 1G/10G fiber uplinks and other DAC connections.
10 Gigabit Ethernet and the server edge: better efficiency
Mid-sized organizations are optimizing their data centers and server rooms by consolidating servers to free up space, power, and management overhead. The first step usually involves consolidating applications onto fewer servers than the old single-application-per-server paradigm. Often, the next step is server virtualization.

Server virtualization supports several applications and operating systems on a single sever by defining multiple virtual machines (VMs) on the server. Each virtual machine operates like a stand-alone, physical machine, yet shares the physical server processing power, ensuring no processing power is wasted. IT departments can reduce server inventory, better utilize servers, and manage resources more efficiently.

Server virtualization relies heavily on networking and storage. Virtual machines grow and require larger amounts of storage than one physical server can provide. Network attached storage (NAS) or storage area networks (SANs) provide additional, dedicated storage for virtual machines. Connectivity between servers and storage must be fast to avoid bottlenecks. 10GbE provides the fastest interconnectivity for virtualized environments.
10 Gigabit Ethernet SAN versus Fibre Channel
There are three types of storage in a network: Direct-attached storage (DAS), NAS, and SAN. Each has its advantages, but SAN is emerging as the most flexible and scalable solution for data centers and high-density computing applications. The main drawback to SAN has been the expense and specially trained staff necessary for installing and maintaining the Fibre Channel (FC) interconnect fabric. Nonetheless, SANs with Fibre Channel have become well established in large enterprises.
A new standard, the Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), is making 10 Gigabit Ethernet an attractive, alternative interconnect fabric for SAN applications. iSCSI is an extension of the SCSI protocol used for block transfers in most storage devices and Fibre Channel. The Internet extension defines protocols for extending block transfers over IP, allowing standard Ethernet infrastructure to be used as a SAN fabric. Basic iSCSI is supported in most operating systems today.
10 Gigabit Ethernet and the aggregation layer
Until recently, network design best practices recommended equipping the edge with Fast Ethernet (100Base-T), and using Gigabit uplinks to either the core (for two-tiered network architectures) or aggregation layer (for three-tiered networks). Today, traffic at the edge of the network has increased dramatically. Bandwidth-intensive applications have multiplied, and Gigabit Ethernet to the desktop has become more popular as its price has decreased. Broader adoption of Gigabit Ethernet to the desktop has increased the oversubscription ratios of the rest of the network. The result: a bottleneck between large amounts of Gigabit traffic at the edge of the network, and the aggregation layer or core.

10 Gigabit Ethernet allows the aggregation layer to scale to meet the increasing demands of users and applications. It can help bring oversubscription ratios back in line with network-design best practices, and provides some important advantages over aggregating multiple Gigabit Ethernet links

Product Specifications:

Netgear Part Number

  • XSM7224-100NES

Network Ports

  • Twentyfour 100/1000/10000 Mb/s RJ45 ports with four combo ports supporting 10 Gigabit SFP+ fiber

Max MAC entries

  • 32K

Buffer size

  • 16MB

VLAN (# Supported)

  • 1,000 VLANs (802.1Q) simultaneously

# of LAGs & # of members

  • 12 LAGs with up to 8 ports per group

Supported Mulitcast groups

  • 2,000

Max number of source ports allowed (many to 1)

  • 20


  • 172,995 hours


  • Layer 3 hardware with L2+ software affordability
  • Built upon L3 hardware platform while Layer 2+ software package allows for better budget optimization
  • Uses latest generation silicon low-power 40-nanometer technology
  • L2 and L3 switching features (access control list, classification, filtering, IPv4 routing) are performed in hardware at interface line rate for voice, video, and data convergence
  • Layer 2+ software package provides straight forward IP static routing capabilities for physical interfaces, VLANs and subnets
  • 16K MAC address table, 1K concurrent VLANs and 64 static routes for SMB and small enterprise access layers
  • Increased packet buffering with up to 12 Mb dynamically shared accross all interfaces for most intensive applications
  • Low latency at all network speeds
  • Jumbo frames support of up to 9Kb accelerating storage performance for backup and cloud applications
  • Broad portfolio of access layer solutions, ranging from 8 ports Fast Ethernet to 50 ports Gigabit Ethernet


  • Large 10 Gigabit choice for access with 10GBase-T ports for legacy Cat6 RJ45 short connections (up to 300m) and Cat6A / Cat 7 connections up to 100m; and SFP+ ports for fiber optic uplinks or short, low-latency copper DAC cables
  • Automatic MDIX and Auto-negotiation on all ports select the right transmission modes (half or full duplex) as well as data transmission for crossover or straight-through cables dynamically
  • 100Mbps and 1000Mbps backward compatiblity on all 10GBase-T RJ45 ports
  • 1000Mbps backward compatibility on all SFP+ fiber port
  • IPv6 support with multicasting (MLD for IPv6 filtering), ACLs and QoS


  • Traffic control MAC Filter and Port Security
  • DHCP Snooping monitors DHCP traffic between DHCP clients and DHCP servers to filter harmful DHCP message and prevent DHCP spoofing attacks
  • IP source guard and Dynamic ARP Inspection for malicious users traffic elimination
  • Layer 2 / Layer 3-v4 / Layer 3-v6 / Layer 4 Access Control Lists (ACLs) can be binded to ports, Layer 2 interfaces, VLANs and LAGs (Link Aggregation Groups or Port channel) for fast unauthorized data prevention and right granularity
  • Bridge protocol data unit (BPDU) Guard allows the network administrator to enforce the Spanning Tree (STP) domain borders and keep the active topology consistent and predictable - unauthorized devices or switches behind the edge ports that have BPDU enabled will not be able to influence the overall STP topology by creating loops
  • Spanning Tree Root Guard (STRG) enforces the Layer 2 network topology by preventing rogue root bridges potential issues when for instance, unauthorized or unexpected new equipment in the network may accidentally become a root bridge for a given VLAN
  • Dynamic 802.1x VLAN assignment mode, including Dynamic VLAN creation mode and Guest VLAN / Unauthenticated VLAN are supported for rigorous user and equipment RADIUS policy server enforcement
  • 802.1x MAC Address Authentication Bypass (MAB)
  • Double VLANs (DVLAN - QoQ) pass traffic from one customer domain to another through the "metro core" in a multi-tenancy environment
  • Private VLANs (with Primary VLAN, Isolated VLAN, Community VLAN, Promiscuous port, Host port, Trunks) provide Layer 2 isolation between ports that share the same broadcast domain
  • Secure Shell (SSH) and SNMPv3 (with or without MD5 or SHA authentication) ensure SNMP and Telnet sessions are secured
  • TACACS+ and RADIUS enhanced administrator management provides strict "Login" and "Enable" authentication enforcement for the switch configuration and authentication based on user domain in addition to user ID and password

Switch Management

  • Plus Utility
  • Web-based Management (upcoming)
  • Firmware Upgrade thru Plus Utility (TFTP)
  • Firmware Upgrade thru Plus Utility (TFTP)
  • Configuration Upload (to Server)
  • System password protection


  • 4

Acoustic Noise Level @25C (dBA)

  • 60dBA.

Ease of Use

  • Fully functional Web console (GUI) for IT admins who prefer an easy to use graphical interface
  • Placement outside the wiring closet (conference rooms, offices, class rooms, sales floor in retail stores, etc
  • For secure deployment in open areas , desktop versions come with a Wall Mount Kit with four bracket
  • Select desktop versions also come with a set of strong magnets for mounting on any metal surface
  • Automatic configuration with DHCP and BootP Auto Install
  • Both the Switch Serial Number and Switch primary MAC address are reported by a simple "show" command in the CLI
  • Automatic Voice over IP prioritization with Auto-VoIP
  • An associated Voice VLAN can be easily configured with Auto-VoIP for further traffic isolation
  • When deployed IP phones are LLDP-MED compliant, the Voice VLAN will use LLDP-MED to pass on the VLAN ID, 802.1P priority and DSCP values to the IP phones, accelerating convergent deployments
  • DHCP/BootP innovative auto-installation including firmware and configuration file upload automation
  • Dual firmware image and configuration file for updates with minimum service interruption

Power Supply

  • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2.2A max
  • Internal

Max consumption

  • 200 Watts

Electromagnetic Compliance

  • CE mark (commercial)
  • FCC Part 15 Class A
  • EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • C-Tick
  • EN 50082-1
  • EN 55024

Safety Agency Approvals

  • CE mark, commercial
  • CSA certified (CSA 22.2 #950)
  • UL listed (UL 1950)/cUL IEC 950/EN 60950

Operating Temperature

  • 32° to 122°F (0 to 50°C)

Operating Humidity

  • 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing


  • 440 mm x 430 mm x 45 mm
    (17.32 x 16.93 x 1.73 in)


  • 6.984 Kg (15.40 lbs)


Manufacturer provided specifications for Netgear p/n XSM7224-100NES UPC#: 606449088281



  • ProSafe® M7100 series switch equipped with 1 x PSU and 2 x Fan trays
  • Power cord
  • Rubber footpads for tabletop installation
  • Rubber caps for the SFP+ sockets
  • Rack-mounting kit
  • Mini-USB to USB cable for console
  • Resource CD with links to online documentation, installation guides, USB drivers, software manual, CLI admin guide, Web GUI guide
Netgear ProSafe M7100 24-Port 10Gb Ethernet Smart Switch Mfr P/N: XSM7224-100NES OWC SKU: NTGXSM7224 This managed 1U rack-mountable Gigabit smart switch is ideal for Mid-size networks. Netgear Lifetime Limited Warranty
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