Cisco C2960X-STACK Flex Stack-Plus Stacking Module
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Cisco C2960X-STACK Stacking Module FlexStack Plus Factory New

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C2960X-STACK FlexStack Plus Hot-Swappable Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR Switch Series 2 Ports Stacking Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Overview of the 2 Ports Stacking Module

In the realm of networking hardware, the Cisco C2960X-STACK Stacking Module stands out as a crucial component for enhancing the scalability and efficiency of network infrastructure. Specifically designed as a FlexStack Plus Module, this stacking module plays a pivotal role in Cisco's C2960X Series switches. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various aspects of the Cisco C2960X-STACK, exploring its features, benefits, and impact on network performance.

Cisco C2960X-STACK Stacking Module

Cisco C2960X-STACK

The Cisco C2960X-STACK is a 2-ports stacking module designed to facilitate the stacking capability of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switches. Stacking, in the context of networking, refers to the process of interconnecting multiple switches to operate as a single, unified system. This module is an integral part of Cisco's strategy to provide a scalable and flexible networking solution.

FlexStack Plus Module: Unveiling the Technology

The FlexStack Plus Module is a proprietary technology developed by Cisco to enable stacking in the C2960X Series switches. This technology allows network administrators to interconnect up to eight Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switches, creating a unified and highly efficient network infrastructure. The FlexStack Plus Module utilizes stacking cables to establish high-speed connections between the switches, ensuring seamless communication and coordination.

Key Features of Cisco C2960X-STACK

Scalability

One of the primary features of the Cisco C2960X-STACK is its scalability. By leveraging the FlexStack Plus Module, organizations can easily expand their network infrastructure by adding more switches to the stack. This scalability is crucial for growing businesses that require a flexible and adaptive network to accommodate increasing demands.

High-Speed Stacking

The FlexStack Plus Module ensures high-speed stacking, allowing switches within the stack to communicate with minimal latency. This high-speed stacking capability is essential for applications and services that demand real-time data transfer, such as video conferencing, VoIP calls, and other time-sensitive processes.

Resilience and Redundancy

Incorporating the Cisco C2960X-STACK adds a layer of resilience and redundancy to the network. In the event of a switch failure, the stack can dynamically redistribute traffic to ensure uninterrupted connectivity. This feature enhances network reliability, reducing the risk of downtime and improving overall system availability.

The stacking module simplifies network management by treating the entire stack as a single entity. Administrators can configure and monitor the entire stack from a central point, streamlining the management process. This simplification contributes to operational efficiency and reduces the complexity associated with managing individual switches.

Use Cases and Benefits

Enterprise Networks

For large enterprises with expansive network infrastructures, the Cisco C2960X-STACK offers a cost-effective solution for achieving scalability and high performance. The ability to stack multiple switches simplifies network management and ensures a robust and reliable connection for mission-critical applications.

Data Centers

In data center environments where rapid data transfer and low latency are paramount, the Cisco C2960X-STACK excels. The high-speed stacking capability and redundancy features make it an ideal choice for data center architectures that demand agility and responsiveness.

Educational Institutions

Educational institutions often require scalable and easily manageable networks to support the diverse needs of students and faculty. The Cisco C2960X-STACK addresses these requirements by providing a flexible and resilient networking solution suitable for educational environments.

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

Even in smaller network environments, such as those found in SMBs, the Cisco C2960X-STACK proves beneficial. Its scalability allows SMBs to start with a few switches and expand the network as their business grows, providing a future-proof solution that aligns with evolving business requirements.

General Information about Cisco C2960X-STACK

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# C2960X-STACK
  • Product Line: FlexStack-Plus
  • Product Type: Stacking Module

Technical Information of 2 Ports Module

  • Module Type: Stacking Module
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Module

Connectivity for Stacking Module

  • Interfaces: 2 x Stacking Port
  • Compatible Slots: 1 x Expansion Slot

Compatibility

  • Compatible with Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet devices
  • Supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet devices
  • Works with Cisco IOS Software
  • Compatible with Power over Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+ devices
  • Supports Quality of Service (QoS) for enhanced network performance
  • Enables VLANs for effective network segmentation
  • Supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for increased bandwidth and redundancy
  • Allows Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for network monitoring and management
  • Compatible with various network protocols, including TCP/IP, UDP, and ICMP
  • Supports secure communication with features like Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Port Security
  • Implements Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) for preventing network loops
  • Utilizes Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) for faster convergence after network changes
  • Supports Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) for enhanced network availability

Finally, the Cisco C2960X-STACK Stacking Module with FlexStack Plus technology is a powerful tool for organizations seeking to optimize their network infrastructure. Its wired connectivity, plug-in module design, and advanced features contribute to improved scalability, performance, and management efficiency. By understanding the key aspects of this stacking module, network administrators can make informed decisions, implement best practices, and ensure a robust and reliable networking environment.

Brand:
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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