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Cisco Meraki MS120-8 Compact Switch.

Cisco Meraki MS120-8 Compact Switch

Cisco Meraki MS120-8 Compact Switch Features

Cisco Meraki MS120-8 Features

Layer 2 access switch with 1G SFP uplinks, small form-factor, and optional PoE+


Cisco Meraki MS120-8 compact switches provide Layer 2 access switching in a fanless, compact form factor. All models include 1G SFP uplinks, integrated mounting brackets, and a Kensington security slot, making them ideal for rapid and secure deployment to branch locations.

Cisco Meraki switches are built from the ground-up to be easily managed without compromising any of the power and flexibility traditionally found in enterprise-class switches.

To bring up a Meraki switch, simply plug it in. Meraki switches do not require CLI for switch configuration or port management.

Meraki’s centralized management platform gives administrators granular visibility into their network. Our dashboard helps you keep track of every configuration change in your network with our detailed event and change logs.


Cloud management has a number of benefits that make it easier to build networks large and small:

  • Automatic email alerts from power loss, downtime, excessive Layer 1 errors, or configuration changes
  • Powerful remote diagnostic tools such as packet capture to help isolate and troubleshoot network issues
  • Role-based administration
  • Firmware upgrades and enhancements from the Meraki cloud
  • Virtual Stacking enables switch port configuration changes on the dashboard interface without the need to physically stack switches
  • Incredible network transparency with application, operating system, client, and hostname visibility
  • Zero-touch provisioning for rapid deployment across sites

Cisco Meraki MS120-8 Compact Switch Specifications

Managed via the web with the Meraki cloud management platform
Integrated with Meraki wireless and complete portfolio of IT products and solutions
Zero-touch remote provisioning (no staging needed)
Detailed historical per-port and per-client usage statistics
DHCP, client, and hostname fingerprinting
SNMP and Syslog support for integration with other network management solutions
Automatic firmware upgrades with scheduling control

Remote Diagnostics
Email, SMS and mobile push notification alerts 1
Ping, traceroute, cable testing, and link failure detection with alerting
Remote packet capture
Dynamic and interactive network discovery and topology
Combined event and configuration change logs with instant search

Virtual Stacking supports thousands of switch ports in a single logical stack for unified
management, monitoring, and configuration

Ethernet Switching Capabilities
802.1p Quality of Service, 8 queues (w/ 6 configurable for DSCP-to-CoS mapping)
802.1Q VLAN and trunking support for up to 4,094 VLANs
802.1w, 802.1D Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP, STP)
STP Enhancements: BPDU guard, Root guard, Loop guard, UDLD
802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
802.3ad Link aggregation with up to 8 ports per aggregate, Multichassis aggregates
supported on stacked switches
Port mirroring
IGMP snooping for multicast filtering
MAC forwarding entries: 16K for all models

Layer 3
DHCP Relay

Switching capacity: 20Gbps
Forwarding rate: 14.88mpps with standard packet size
Jumbo frame support (9578 byte ethernet frame)
Flow control support

Power input: 100 – 240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Power consumption: 6-162 W
External power supply for MS120-8, MS120-8 LP

Wall or utility board mountable with included mount hardware
Desktop-mountable with included feet
Kensington lock slot included

Operating temperature: 0 °C to 45 °C
Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
Fanless operation


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