A Closer Look at Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM

Though 40G and 100G network have been widely applied in many data center, for some small business, 10G network is enough and 10 gigabit switch still occupies a certain market position. Recently, many people are awaiting the release of Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM. Just a short while ago, it was available on the market. This article will guide you to have a closer look at Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM.


The new Cloud Router Switch Mikrotik 317-1G-16S+RM is a rack-mountable managed switch with Layer3 features. It has 16 SFP+ ports and one 1GbE copper port which can achieve high performance level 10GbE connectivity. Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM is powered by a next generation switching chip, giving you wire speed performance for all sixteen 10GbE ports with any Ethernet frame size. Here is a figure of Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM for you.

Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM

Shining Points

Compared to Mikrotik previous 10G switches, Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM has some shining points.

Hardware-based Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) and Link Aggregation (LACP): They provide enhanced protection and true professional performance for your demanding network.

Dual redundant power supplies and passive cooling case: The unit is completely silent. And for hot environments, like outdoor communications boxes, two redundant fans will automatically keep the system cool if needed.

Dual Boot option for SwOS or RouterOS: You can choose which operating system you prefer to use, RouterOS or SwOS. If you prefer to have a simplified switch only OS with more switch specific features, use SwOS. If you are used to Winbox and would like the ability to use routing and other Layer 3 features on some ports in your CRS, boot and use RouterOS. You can select the desired operating system from RouterOS, from SwOS or from the RouterBOOT loader settings.

In addition, Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM allows you to manage port-to-port forwarding, apply MAC filter, configure VLANs, mirror traffic, apply bandwidth limitation and even adjust some MAC and IP header fields. And its SFP+ cages support both 1.25 Gb SFP and 10 Gb SFP+ modules. The following figure shows the specifications of Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM.

Cabling Solutions

Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM has 16 SFP+ ports which support both 1.25G SFP and 10G SFP+ transceivers. For 1G short link connection, you can use Mikrotik compatible SFP transceiver module with multimode fiber; for 1G long transmission distance, you can use Mikrotik compatible SFP transceiver with single mode fiber optic cable. If you want to deploy 10G network, you can use 10G SFP+ SR transceiver and multimode fiber for short distance connectivity; you can also use 10G SFP+ LR transceiver and single mode fiber optic cable to transmit data signals over long distance. The figure below shows the cabling solution for Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM.


With several shining points and reasonable price, Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM has very good market prospects. For transceiver and cable used with Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM, you can come to FS.COM, which can promise the quality and provide custom service.


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