Dell Networking N4000 Series 10GbE Layer 3 Switches

Upgrade campus networks with 10GbE switches for Layer 3 aggregation that feature multi-chassis link aggregation (MLAG) and 12-unit stacking.


Dell Networking N4000 Series 10GbE Layer 3 Switches

Modernize your networks with 10GbE.

Upgrade campus networks with 10GbE switches for Layer 3 aggregation that feature multi-chassis link aggregation (MLAG) and 12-unit stacking.


Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available

Standard Traffic-Port Attributes N4032 N4032F N4064 N4064F
Standard Port Attributes 24x 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) fixed ports 24x 10GbE SFP+ auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb) fixed ports 48x 10GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb100Mb) fixed ports 48x 10GbE SFP+ auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb)fixed ports
Integrated 40GbE QSFP+ dedicated ports N N 2 2
Stacking Attributes N4032 N4032F N4064 N4064F
Maximum stacking speed 
160Gbps 160Gbps 320Gbps 320Gbps
Switch Attributes N4032 N4032F N4064 N4064F
Switch Fabric Capacity (full duplex): 640Gbps 640Gbps 1.28Tbps 1.28Tbps
Forwarding Rate 476Mpps 476Mpps 952Mpps 952Mpps
Chassis N4032 N4032F N4064 N4064F
Approximate Weight in pounds 
(without modules):
21.67 21.14 24.07 23.28
Approximate Weight in 
kilograms (without modules):
9.83 9.59 10.92 10.56
Environmental Operating Conditions N4032 N4032F N4064 N4064F
Max Thermal Output (BTU/hr) 823.44 603.86 1353.53 754.82
Power Consumption Max (Watts) 240 176 395 220

The following applies to all N4000 series models:

Standard Traffic-Port Attributes

Integrated 10GbE SFP+ dedicated ports (beyond standard ports): Not Available
Integrated GbE 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 combo ports: Not Available
Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+): Not Available
Maximum PoE Watts per port: Not Available

Modular Traffic-Port Attributes

Hot swappable expansion module bay: Front
Module support for 10GbE: Standard
Module support for 40GbE: Standard
Support for 40GbE to 4x 10GbE breakout: Option Available

Traffic-Port Features

Auto-negotiation for speed and flow control: Standard
Auto MDI/MDIX: Standard
Port mirroring: Standard
Flow-based port mirroring: Standard
Broadcast storm control: Standard
Energy Efficient Ethernet per port settings: Standard
Port Profile support including Admin profiles: Standard

Management- & Configuration-Port Attributes

1 RJ45 console/management port with: Rear
1 Out-of-Band (OOB) Management Port (10/100/1000BASE-T): Rear
1 USB (Type A) port for configuration: Front

Stacking Attributes

Integrated rear mini-SAS stacking ports: Not Available
User port stacking: 10Gbps or 40Gbps
Maximum stacking distance (meters): 100

Switch Attributes

Line-rate Layer 2 switching: Standard
Line-rate Layer 3 routing: Standard
CPU Memory: 2GB
Flash Memory: 256MB
Packet Buffer Memory: 9MB
Dual firmware images on-board: Standard
Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring: Standard
Cable diagnostics: Standard
Optical transceiver (SFP/SFP+) diagnostics: Standard
Switch auditing support: Standard
UDLD: Standard


Dimensions in inches (H x W x D): 1.71 x 17.08 x 18.11
Dimensions in millimeters (H X W X D): 43.43 x 433.83 x 459.99
Rack Height: 1U
Rack-mounting kit: Not Available
ReadyRails™ rack mounting system, no tools required: Standard

Power & Cooling Hardware

Internal hot swappable power supply bays: 2
Hot swappable power supplies (included): 2
Integrated power supply (not removable): Not Available
External power supply: Not Available
Power supply redundancy: Standard
Removable fans: Standard
Redundant fans: Standard
Variable speed fans: Standard
Air flow: IO to PSU (Normal)

Environmental Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature in Celsius: 0° to 45° C
Operating Temperature in Fahrenheit: 32° to 113° F
Storage Temperature in Celsius: -20° to 70° C
Storage Temperature in Fahrenheit: -4° to 158° F
Operating Relative Humidity: 90%
Storage Relative Humidity: 95%
Power Supply (Watts): 460
Power Supply Efficiency: 80% or better in all operating modes

Optional Features

Modules (optional)

2-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 hot swappable uplink module: Not Available
2-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ hot swappable uplink module: Not Available 
4-port 10 Gigabit BASE-T RJ45 hot swappable module : Option Available
4-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ hot swappable module : Option Available
2-port 40 Gigabit QSFP+ hot swappable module: Option Available

Power Supplies (optional)

RPS720 External Power Supply for N2000 non-POE (720 watts): Not Available
MPS1000 External Power Supply for N2000 POE+ Switches (1000 watts): Not Available
200w, hot swappable, with V-Lock, adds redundancy to non-PoE switches: Not Available
715w, hot swappable, adds redundancy or to power all PoE+ ports fully: Not Available
1100w, hot swappable, adds redundancy or power all PoE+ ports fully: Not Available



Upgrade your network


N-Series is a family of energy-efficient and cost-effective 1GbE and 10GbE switches designed for modernizing and 
scaling network infrastructure. The N4000 Series allows you to apply 10/40GbE wire-speed flexibility to your existing 
campus network with high-performance, non-blocking switches that:

 • Use MLAG for multipath loop-free redundancy without spanning tree to enable full-bandwidth utilization and high 
 • Offer a more flexible choice in your network by uniting products with the latest open standard protocols

 • Feature advanced IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 routing, security and scalability features

 • Converged network support for DCB with Priority Flow Control (802.1Qbb), ETS (802.1Qaz), DCBx, iSCSI TLV 

 • Plug-and-play configuration with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI storage arrays with one-command iSCSI setup that 
alleviates multiple-step configuration and potential configuration errors

 •Include OpenFlow 1.3 support for interoperability with industry-standard OpenFlow controllers.

Networking switches n4000 series - upgrade your network
Networking switches n4000 series - designed for efficiency
Designed for efficiency
Built to help keep operating costs down, the N4000 Series has Fresh Air capability, enabling them to operate at temperatures up to 113°F (45°C) to help reduce cooling costs. Features designed to improve overall efficiency include:
  • Dual hot-swappable 80PLUS-certified efficient internal power supplies
  • Redundant variable-speed cooling fans
  • Energy-Efficient Ethernet and low-power PHYs to help reduce power to inactive ports and idle links
Networking switches n4000 series - advanced feature set to simplify management
Advanced feature set to simplify management
The Dell Networking N4000 Series is designed for easy 
deployment, outstanding interoperability and a low 
learning curve for network administrators. A single OS 
release (Dell Networking OS 6) allows you to maintain 
consistent configurations across all N-Series products 
with a comprehensive feature set that includes:
1.One common command line interface (CLI) and 
graphical user interface (GUI) that use a well-known
command language to help skilled network administrators 
become productive quickly
2.USB auto-configuration that helps network administrators 
rapidly deploy mirrored configurations to numerous devices 
by simply inserting a USB key
3.A variety of enterprise-class features with familiar and
 intuitive configuration and management commands
4.The latest open-standard protocols and smart integration 
technologies to help make smoothly operating multi-vendor 
networks possible
Deploy with confidence at any scale

The resilient stacking architecture of the N4000 Series provides reliable network performance and amazing density 

for demanding network environments. It also helps future-proof your network investments as enterprises migrate 

from 10GbE core deployments to 40GbE. 

    • Data rates up to 1.28Tbps (full duplex) and a forwarding rate of up to 952Mpps
    • Scale easily with 10/40Gbps user port stacking supporting up to 160Gbps on N4032 and 320Gbps on N4064 

(full duplex) at distances up to 100 meters 
    • Up to 64 line-rate 10GbE ports per switch using breakout cables and up to 672 10GbE ports in a twelve-unit stack
    • Hot swap expansion module supports dual port QSFP+ (8 x 10GbE), quad port 10GBaseT and quad port SFP+
    • Switch stacks up to 12 units can be managed via flexible user port stacking at 10Gbps or 40Gbps speeds
    • Tool-less ReadyRails kit allow switches to be installed in moments