The Cisco FlexStack Hot-Swappable Stacking Module (C2960S-STACK=) is an optional module for the Cisco 2960-S series switches that allows for the stacking of multiple switches together. It provides a way to connect multiple switches together and manage them as a single unit, making it easier to configure and maintain a large network.
The module has two stacking ports, which can be used to connect two switches together using special stacking cables. The switches in the stack can then be managed using a single IP address, and the stack can be configured and managed as a single entity.
This module is hot-swappable, meaning that it can be added or removed from a switch without powering down the switch or disrupting the network. This makes it easy to add or remove switches from the stack as needed.
Performance and Reliability
The Model Cisco Optional FlexStack Hot-Swappable Stacking Module is designed to provide high performance and reliability when used with Cisco Catalyst 2960-S series switches. It has a stacking bus that operates at a speed of 80 Gbps, which allows for fast communication and resource sharing between the stacked switches. It also supports up to 8 switches in a stack, allowing for a large network to be managed as a single entity.
In terms of reliability, this module includes features such as hitless stacking, which allows switches to be added or removed from the stack without interrupting network traffic, and redundant stacking links, which provide an additional level of redundancy in case of a failure of the primary stacking link. These features help to ensure that the network remains stable and available even in the event of equipment failures or other issues.
The C2960S-STACK= is a Cisco Catalyst 2960s Flexstack Stacking Module that is designed to stack multiple Cisco Catalyst 2960-S switches together to form a single, logical switch. This allows for increased scalability, ease of management, and high availability in a network.
In terms of compliant standards, this item is compliant with a number of industry standards. One of the main standards that the device is compliant with is IEEE 802.3, which is the standard for Ethernet networks. This standard defines the physical and data link layers of Ethernet networks, and it specifies the physical layer specifications and the media access control (MAC) protocol for Ethernet networks.
The device is also compliant with IEEE 802.3ad, which is a standard for Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and Link Aggregation (LAG). LACP and LAG allow for the bundling of multiple physical links between devices to form a single logical link, which can increase the bandwidth and redundancy of the link.
The device is also compliant with IEEE 802.1D, which is a standard for Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). STP is a network protocol that helps to prevent loops in a network by blocking certain links and creating a loop-free topology.
Additionally, the device is compliant with IEEE 802.1w, which is a standard for Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP). RSTP is an improvement to STP that allows for faster recovery from link failures in a network.
In summary, the model Cisco Catalyst 2960s Flexstack Stacking Module is compliant with multiple standards including IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ad, IEEE 802.1D and IEEE 802.1w. These standards ensure the device can work seamlessly with other networking equipment, handle different types of data traffic and protocols, increase bandwidth and redundancy, prevent loops, and increase the recovery speed in case of link failures.
General Information about this Cisco C2960S-STACK=
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# C2960S-STACK=
- Product Type: Stacking Module
Technical Information of Stacking Module
- Application/Usage: Stacking
- Accessories Type: Network Stacking Module
- Form Factor: Hot-swappable
- Cables Included: 1 x stacking cable (external) - 1.6 ft
Networking for FlexStack Module
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Data Transfer Rate: 10 GBPS
- Features: Full duplex capability
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces: 2 x stack port
- Compatible Slots: 1 x expansion slot
FlexStack Operational Management
- Managing FlexStack switches involves adding members to and removing members from an existing stack. This
- section will cover techniques for safely and efficiently adding members to and removing members from a stack of
- Cisco Catalyst 2960-S or 2960-X switches
FlexStack Redundant Power
- Redundant power for each Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 2960-X is provided by the Cisco Redundant Power System
- 2300 (Cisco RPS 2300). The 2960-XR has its own dual redundant power supplies and does not support the
- RPS2300. If the RPS2300 is being used to provide redundant power, then each stack member must have its own
- connection to the Cisco RPS 2300
- Compatibility: Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PD-L, 2960S-24PS-L, 2960S-24TD-L, 2960S-24TS-L, 2960S-24TS-S, 2960S-48FPD-L, 2960S-48FPS-L, 2960S-48LPD-L, 2960S-48LPS-L, 2960S-48TD-L, 2960S-48TS-L, 2960S-48TS-S
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