Dell N3048P Switches

I am new to Dell switches and almost all in the company I just started working for are Dell 3048 or 3024.

There is no previous documentation for the network available so after digging around I found the OpenManage web login for the switches (and I logged into via telnet also). Currently, we have a stack of three just for the corporate office with 6 vlans setup for users, phones, wireless, etc. We are currently expanding and need to add data/phone ports on one empty floor below the server room.

The main question I have from looking at the stack view and the physical switches is:

Does Dell have standard uplink ports to connect with upstream switches? I am thinking I need to put a switch in the open office space
and thought a fiber or cable drop from the switch stack would be easiest. I'm not a cabling guy so any suggestions are appreciated.

Dell N3048P
Shane TaylorAsked:
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Hi Shane,

You have a few options with connecting to the stack:

1. [Best Option] The longest stacking cable DELL makes is 3 meters (9.84 ft). Depending on the construction of the building and where the stack and new switch are located this might be viable.

2. [Better] Use the SFP+, which will provide 10 Gbps up-link

3. [Good] Use the SFP, which will provide 1 Gbps up-link.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Shane TaylorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the information especially about the stacking cable length. That actually might be viable.
Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Your welcome! I'm glad I could help and thanks for the points!
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