Product Specification of the Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G Ethernet Switch
In the realm of networking solutions, the Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G 8 Ports Switch from the Ethernet Business 220 Series emerges as a powerful and efficient option, offering a compact form factor with eight ports, advanced features, and seamless integration into small to medium-sized business networks. This comprehensive review aims to explore the key features, functionalities, performance metrics, and potential applications of the Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G, providing valuable insights for IT professionals, businesses, and enthusiasts seeking a reliable and scalable switch for their networking needs.
Compact Form Factor with 8 Ports
At the heart of the Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G is its compact design featuring 8 ports Switch. This makes it an ideal choice for small to medium-sized business environments where space efficiency is crucial, and a moderate number of ports meet the networking requirements.
Ethernet Business 220 Series
As part of the Ethernet Business 220 Series, this switch is designed to cater specifically to the needs of small businesses. It brings enterprise-level features and reliability to smaller networks, offering a balance between performance and affordability.
Ease of Deployment
The Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G is engineered for easy deployment. Its user-friendly interface and straightforward setup process make it accessible for businesses without extensive IT resources, allowing for quick integration into existing network infrastructures.
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
The switch incorporates Gigabit Ethernet ports, ensuring high-speed data transfer and optimal performance for connected devices. This feature is particularly valuable for businesses relying on data-intensive applications and seamless communication.
Functionality and Management
Layer 2 Switching
Operating at Layer 2 of the OSI model, the switch provides efficient and reliable data switching within the local network. Layer 2 functionality is fundamental for creating a robust and responsive network infrastructure.
Virtual LAN (VLAN) support enhances network segmentation and management. The Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G allows businesses to create multiple VLANs, optimizing network traffic, and improving overall network security and performance.
Quality of Service (QoS) Features
Quality of Service features ensure the prioritization of critical network traffic. This is essential for businesses with diverse applications, ensuring that time-sensitive data such as voice and video is given precedence for a smooth user experience.
Web-Based Management Interface
The switch features a web-based management interface, simplifying configuration and monitoring. This interface is designed to be intuitive, allowing administrators to oversee the switch's operation without the need for extensive technical expertise.
Throughput and Bandwidth
The Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G is designed to deliver high throughput and ample bandwidth, ensuring efficient data transfer and communication across connected devices. This is crucial for maintaining optimal network performance.
Low latency is critical for real-time applications and responsive network performance. The switch aims to minimize latency, providing a smooth and lag-free experience for applications that require low response times.
Reliability and Redundancy
Reliability features contribute to the switch's resilience. Redundancy mechanisms such as Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) prevent network loops, ensuring continuous operation and minimizing downtime in the event of a network disruption.
The Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G emphasizes energy efficiency, contributing to cost savings and sustainability. Advanced power management features ensure that the switch optimizes power usage based on network demand, promoting eco-friendly operation.
Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)
Tailored for small and medium-sized businesses, the Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G is an ideal choice for environments with a moderate number of users and devices. Its compact form factor, ease of deployment, and enterprise-level features make it well-suited for SMB networking needs.
In office environments where space efficiency and reliability are paramount, this switch can serve as the backbone of the network. Its Gigabit Ethernet ports and Layer 2 switching capabilities provide the necessary performance for daily office operations.
Retail businesses with a focus on space optimization can benefit from the Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G. Its compact design and VLAN support enable efficient network segmentation, enhancing the security and management of retail networks.
Remote or Branch Offices
For remote or branch offices where simplicity and reliability are key considerations, this switch offers a cost-effective solution. Its web-based management interface facilitates remote monitoring and configuration, making it suitable for distributed business locations.
General Information about this Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# CBS220-8T-E-2G
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports for 8 Ports Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports: 8
- Uplink Port: Yes
- Modular: Yes
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 8 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
Performance of Ethernet Switch
- Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
- Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
- Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
- Network Technology: 1000Base-T
- Network Technology: 1000Base-X
I/O Expansions for Layer 2 Switch
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP (mini-GBIC)
- Number of SFP Slots: 2
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 2
- Power Source: Power Adapter
- Power Consumption: 5.90 W
Management & Protocols
- Manageable: Yes
- Routing Protocol: IGMPv2, IGMP, IGMPv3, MLDv2, MLD, MSTP, RSTP, STP
- Remote Management Protocol: SNMP 1, RMON, Telnet, SNMP 3, SNMP 2c, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, SSH, SSH-2, CLI, SCP, ICMP, DHCP, RSTP, TACACS+, RA
- BOOTP support, VLAN support, IGMP snooping, Syslog support, DoS attack prevention, port mirroring, DiffServ support, MAC address filtering, Broadcast Storm Control, Multicast Storm Control, Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS), Cable Diagnostics Function, fanless, LACP support, LLDP support, Port Security, DHCP client, Energy Efficient Ethernet, Management Information Base (MIB), Dual firmware images, Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP), Generic VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP), 802.1x authentication, Type of Service (ToS), DiffServ Code Point (DSCP) support, VLAN management, LLDP-MED, Guest VLAN, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), STP loop guard, Weighted Round Robin (WRR), Head-of-line (HOL) Blocking Prevention, loopback detection, Telnet server, Unknown Storm Control, BPDU Guard, Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Duplicate Address Detection (DAD), TCP support, auto voice VLAN, Automatic Media-Dependent Interface Crossover (MDIX)
- IEEE Standards: 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3z, 802.1D, 802.1Q, 802.3ab, 802.1p, 802.3x, 802.3ad (LACP), 802.1w, 802.1x, 802.1s, 802.1ab (LLDP), 802.3az
- RAM: 256 MB
- Flash Memory: 64 MB
- Status Indicators: System, Link/Activity/Speed
- Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature: 122 °F
- Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
- Min Storage Temperature: -4 °F
- Max Storage Temperature: 158 °F
- Humidity Range Storage: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
Finally, the Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G 8 Ports Switch from the Ethernet Business 220 Series stands out as a reliable, compact, and feature-rich networking solution for small to medium-sized businesses. With its eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, Layer 2 switching capabilities, and emphasis on ease of deployment, it addresses the networking needs of businesses seeking an affordable yet robust switch. Whether deployed in office environments, retail establishments, or remote offices, the Cisco CBS220-8T-E-2G offers a balance between performance, functionality, and cost-effectiveness. As businesses continue to prioritize efficient networking solutions that adapt to their specific requirements, this switch emerges as a valuable asset, providing the foundation for a responsive, secure, and easily manageable network infrastructure.
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