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14ETSW-02 - Managed Ethernet Switch Firmware (Gen 2)

Ethernet switch management firmware based on the Microsemi Switch SDK.

Product Model Compatibility

14ETSW-02 is used on the following product models:
  • All models of NL30, NL31, NL33, NL34
  • 02G101-12
  • 02G101-13
  • 02G102-02
  • 02G102-03
  • 09NM30-10
  • 09NM30-12
  • 09NM30-14
  • 09NM31-11
  • 09NM31-13
  • 09NM31-15

Port Control

  • Port speed, duplex mode, packet size and flow control
    • IEEE 802.3 10BASE-TX (depending on hardware)
    • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX (depending on hardware)
    • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T (depending on hardware)
    • IEEE 802.3z Energy Efficient Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3at/af power over Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.1ax LACP Link aggregation Protocol
    • Jumbo Frames (max. 9600 Byte)
  • Port state (administrative status)
  • Port status (link monitoring)
  • Port statistics (MIB counters)
  • Port VeriPHY (cable diagnostics)
  • On-the-fly SFP detection

Protocol Standards

  • IPv4 (RFC 791) Internet Protocol
  • IPv6 (RFC 4884) Internet Protocol, Version v6
  • IPv4 / IPv6 Management
  • IPv6 Ready Logo PHASE2
  • ICMP (RFC 792) Internet Control Message Protocol
  • TCP (RFC 793) Transmission Control Protocol
  • ARP (RFC 826) Ethernet Address Resolution Protocol

Switch Management and Monitoring

  • OAM
    • Link OAM: IEEE 802.3ah (EFM)
    • Flow OAM (ingress, egress): IEEE802.1ag (CFM)
    • ITU-T Y.1731 Up- and Down-MEP and MIP
    • SMAC/DMAC Swap
  • SNMP Management v1, v2c, v3 (RFC 1212, 1901-1908, 3411-3418)
  • SNMP v3 Traps and Informs (RFC 1157) with multiple destinations
  • LLDP
    • IEEE 802.1ab-2005 Link Layer Discovery
    • TIA 1057 LLDP-MED extensions
  • CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol)
  • RMON Group 1, 2, 3 and 9 (RFC 2819) (listener only)
  • Syslog (RFC 5424)
  • sFlow (RFC 3176)
  • Port and Flow Mirroring
  • Fallback firmware
    • Fully web manageable through HTTP and HTTPS protocol

Configuration Management

  • TFTP (RFC 1350)
  • Import/Export via web interface or TFTP
  • Configuration download and upload: Industry-standards format (Cisco)
  • Fallback configuration
  • Configurable via web interface, CLI, Telnet, SSL, console or SNMP

Redundancy and Flow Control

  • Back Pressure Flow Control (IEEE 802.3X)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol STP (IEEE 802.1D)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree RSTP (IEEE 802.1w)
  • Multiple Spanning Tree MSTP (IEEE 802.1s)
  • BPDU Guard and Restrict Role (IEEE 802.1w Root Guard)
  • Protection Switching
    • Secure Ring Protocols: ITU-T G.8031: 1+1; 1:1 Ethernet Linear Protection Switching and
    • G.8032v2/Y.1344: Ring and Multiple Ring Protection Switching <50 ms
  • Loop Protection


  • Static L2 Port Isolation
  • Port based RADIUS and internal MAC Authentication (IEEE 802.1X)
  • Network Access Server (NAS) (IEEE 802.1X)
  • RADIUS accounting (RFC 2866ff)
  • Single and Multiple IEEE 802.1X
  • VLAN and QOS assignment
  • TACACS+ (RFC 1492)
  • MAC address limit and MAC freeze
  • IP MAC binding
  • IP MAC binding dynamic to static
  • Web and CLI Authentication
  • IP Source Guard (draft-baker-sava-cisco-ip-source-guard-00)
  • Switch Access Authorization (15 levels)
  • DHCP Snooping (RFC 2132)
  • ACL based security protocols
  • Unicast, Multicast and Broadcast Traffic/broadcast storm control
  • Basic ingress limiter
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection (RFC 2132 / MAC address based filtering)


  • Max. number of VLANs: 4096
  • VLAN Tagging and Trunking (IEEE 802.1Q)
  • GVRP VLAN registration (IEEE 802.1Q)
  • Port and IP subnet based VLAN routing, tagging, re-tagging and priority management
  • Supported VLAN Types:
    • Private Static VLAN (RFC 5517)
    • MAC, Protocol, IP-Subnet and Port based VLAN (IEEE 802.1Q)
    • VOICE VLAN and Auto Voice over IP prioritization (IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1P)
  • VLAN Translation (IEEE 802.3ad)
  • Multiple VLAN registration protocol (MVRP: IEEE 8021.1ak)
  • Guest VLAN Isolation


  • IPv4 Internet Group Management protocol (IGMP) v1, v2, v3 (RFC 2236, RFC 4541)
  • Max. number of IGMP Groups: 8.000 for Layer 2 and 8.000 for IPv4/IPv6
  • IPv6 Multicast Listener Protocol (MLD) v1, v2 (RFC 4541)
  • Multicast VLAN registration protocol (MVR)
  • IGMPv2/v3 snooping
  • IPMC throttling, filtering, proxy and leave proxy
  • MRP/GMRP GARP Multicast Registration Protocol (IEEE 802.1ak)


  • Active Priority Queues per Port: 8
  • Class of Service (IEEE 802.1p)
  • Port and queue ingress and egress shapers
  • Storm control (for Unicast, Broadcast, Multicast, unknown)
  • Port and User priority mode
  • Input priority mapping (PCP, DEI to QOS, DP level)
  • Scheduler Mode (weighted and fair scheduling)
  • DCSP remarking (RFC 2474)
  • QOS control list (QCL ID, QCL to QCE mapping)
  • QCE mapping based on ETH-Type, VLAN ID, UDP/TCP port range, DiffServ field and Tag priority
  • Random Early Detection (RED, RFC 2309)
  • Policers: port, service, queue and global/VCAP (ACL)
  • DiffServ (RFC 2474) and Tag remarking


  • DHCP Server (RFC 2131/3132)
  • DHCP Client (RFC 2131/3132)
  • DHCP Option 82 (DHCP Relay (RFC2131/3046))


  • DNS Client (RFC 1035)
  • DNS Proxy (RFC 5625)


  • NTPv4 Client (RFC 5005)
  • IEEE 1588v2 PTP with one-step and two-step clock
  • IEEE 1588v2 PTP with redundant masters and timing domains
  • IEEE 1588v2 boundary, end-to-end and peer-to-peer clock
  • IEEE 1588v2 unicast and multicast support
  • Optional Synchronous Ethernet (ITU-T G.8261, G.8262 and G.8264)
  • Optional combined SyncE and IEEE 1588v2 solution
  • Time Protocols
    • NTP Client, PTP Client

Layer 2 Bridging

IEEE 802.1D Bridge with source specific multicast filtering
  • Auto MAC address learning and aging
  • Static MAC addresses

Layer 3 Support

  • Classification of Layer 3 flow (SIP, IP Prot, SProt, DProt)
  • DHCP Option 82 relay
  • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
  • IPv4 Unicast static routing

Licensing Information

MEN general licensing conditions

This article is free of charge.

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Ethernet switch management firmware (Gen 2)

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