Key Features and Benefits of Optical Fiber Switch
The Cisco CBS350-8XT Business 350 Series 8 Ports Managed Switch is a switch designed for small and medium-sized businesses that includes various key features and benefits to improve network performance and reliability. Some of the key features and benefits of the Cisco CBS350-8XT include:
- 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports: The switch includes 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which provide high-speed connectivity for devices such as servers, computers, and wireless access points.
- Advanced QoS: The switch includes Quality of Service (QoS) features that allow you to prioritize certain types of traffic, such as time-sensitive voice or video traffic, over less critical traffic, such as email or web browsing.
- Security and access control: The switch includes various security and access control features to protect the network from unauthorized access and malicious attacks, such as IEEE 802.1X, port security, and access control lists (ACLs).
- Redundancy and resilience: The switch includes various redundancy and resilience features to ensure that the network remains operational even in the event of a failure or network disruption, such as Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP).
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) Support: The switch supports PoE, which allows you to power devices such as IP phones and wireless access points over the Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate power supplies.
- Virtual LAN (VLAN) Support: The switch supports VLANs, which allows you to segment the network into logical broadcast domains, improving network security and reducing broadcast traffic.
- Link Aggregation and Link Redundancy: The switch supports link aggregation and link redundancy, which allows you to bundle multiple physical links together to form a single logical link, providing increased bandwidth and redundancy.
- Network Visibility and Monitoring: The switch provides network visibility and monitoring capabilities, such as Flexible Netflow (FNF) and sFlow, which allow you to monitor network traffic and troubleshoot issues.
- IPv6 Support: The switch supports IPv6, which allows you to take advantage of the larger address space and improved security features of the latest version of the IP protocol.
- Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE): The switch supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), which reduces the power consumption of the switch and connected devices during periods of low data activity.
Advanced Routing Capabilities of Business 350 Series Switch
The Cisco CBS350-8XT Business 350 Series 8 Ports Managed Switch includes advanced routing capabilities that allow it to provide more sophisticated network routing and forwarding capabilities. Some of the key advanced routing capabilities of the Cisco CBS350-8XT include:
- Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF): The switch supports both RIP and OSPF routing protocols, which allow it to dynamically learn and share routing information with other devices on the network.
- Border Gateway Protocol (BGP): BGP is a widely used routing protocol that allows the switch to exchange routing information with other devices on the Internet.
- Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN): DMVPN allows the switch to create secure VPN connections between remote sites, allowing for secure and efficient communication.
- Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP): VRRP allows multiple routers to share a virtual IP address, so that if the primary router fails, a secondary router can take over its responsibilities without interruption.
- Multicast Routing: The switch supports multicast routing protocols such as Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP), which allows for efficient multicast traffic forwarding across the network.
- Policy-Based Routing (PBR): PBR allows the switch to make routing decisions based on specific policies, such as routing traffic based on the application or protocol.
- IPv4 and IPv6 Routing: The switch supports routing for both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, allowing it to operate in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
- Routing using Cisco DNA Center: The switch can be managed and configured using Cisco DNA Center, which allows for more advanced routing capabilities such as segment routing and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN).
Security and Access Control
The Cisco CBS350-8XT Business 350 Series 8 Ports Managed Switch includes various security and access control features to protect the network from unauthorized access and malicious attacks. Some of the key security and access control features of the Cisco CBS350-8XT include:
- IEEE 802.1X: This standard allows you to authenticate network users using a variety of methods, such as username and password, digital certificates, or biometric authentication.
- Port security: This feature allows you to configure security settings on a per-port basis, such as limiting the number of MAC addresses that can be learned on a port, or disabling a port if a security violation is detected.
- Access control lists (ACLs): ACLs allow you to define specific rules for controlling access to the network, such as allowing or denying traffic based on source and destination IP address, port number, or protocol.
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping: DHCP snooping helps to prevent unauthorized DHCP servers from providing incorrect IP addresses to devices on the network.
- IP Source Guard: IP Source Guard helps to prevent unauthorized devices from connecting to the network by only allowing devices with a valid IP address to connect to the network.
- Statically configured MAC addresses: You can configure the switch to only allow specific MAC addresses to connect to the network, which helps to prevent unauthorized devices from connecting to the network.
- VLAN Access Control List (VACL): VACLs allow you to apply access control to traffic that is specific to a VLAN.
- Advanced security for management access: The switch supports Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for secure management access to the switch, and also supports secure management access via HTTPS.
- Cisco TrustSec: This feature provides a comprehensive set of security capabilities, including network segmentation, device profiling, and threat detection and response.
- Cisco Meraki Compatibility: The switch is compatible with Cisco Meraki, a cloud-managed networking solution that provides advanced security and access control features.
General Information about this Cisco CBS350-8XT
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# CBS350-8XT
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports for 8 Ports Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports: 8
- Modular: Yes
- Stack Port: Yes
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 6 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet TP/SFP+ Combo
Performance of Ethernet Switch
- Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
- Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
- Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Network Technology: 10GBase-T
- Network Technology: 10GBase-X
I/O Expansions for Managed Switch
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
- Shared SFP Slot: Yes
- Number of SFP+ Slots: 2
- Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 3
Management & Protocols
- Manageable: Yes
- Power Description:
- Power Source: Power Supply
- Power Consumption: 50.30 W
- Routing Protocol : Igmpv2, Igmp, Igmpv3, Static Ipv4 Routing, Static Ipv6 Routing, Policy-based Routing (pbr), Mldv2, Mld, Cidr, 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+, Radius
- Encryption Algorithm : Ssl
- Flow Control, Bootp Support, Arp Support, Vlan Support, Syslog Support, Dos Attack Prevention, Diffserv Support, Broadcast Storm Control,
- Ipv6 Support, Multicast Storm Control, Firmware Upgradable, Sntp Support, Dhcp Snooping, Quality Of Service (qos), Dhcp Server,
- Dynamic Arp Inspection (dai), Per-vlan Spanning Tree Plus (pvst+), Reset Button, Stp Root Guard, Uni-directional Link Detection (udld),
- Lacp Support, Lldp Support, Dhcp Relay, Management Information Base (mib), Multicast Vlan Registration (mvr),
- Generic Vlan Registration Protocol (gvrp), 802.1x Authentication, Type Of Service (tos), Diffserv Code Point (dscp) Support, Cable Test,
- Ip Source Guard, Smartport Technology, Dual Image Support, Dns Client, Secure Core Technology (sct), Private Vlan Edge (pve), Lldp-med,
- Ip/mac/port Binding (ipmb), Secure Sensitive Data (ssd), Isatap Tunnel Support, Ra Guard, User Datagram Protocol (udp), Weighted Round Robin (wrr), Head-of-line (hol) Blocking Prevention, Loopback Detection, Unknown Storm Control, Bpdu Guard, Link Aggregation Group (lag),
- Voice Services Discovery Protocol (vsdp), Rapid Pvst+ (rpvst+), Duplicate Address Detection (dad)
- Ieee 802.3, Ieee 802.3u, Ieee 802.3z, Ieee 802.1d, Ieee 802.1q, Ieee 802.3ab, Ieee 802.1p, Ieee 802.3x, Ieee 802.3ad (lacp),
- Ieee 802.1w, Ieee 802.1x, Ieee 802.3ae, Ieee 802.1s, Ieee 802.1ab (lldp), Ieee 802.3an, Ieee 802.3az
- Processor : X Arm: 800 Mhz
- Ram : 512 Mb
- Flash Memory : 256 Mb
- Status Indicators : Status, Link/activity/speed
Expansion / Connectivity
- 8 X 10gbase-t Rj-45
- 2 X 10gbase-x Sfp+ Uplink
- 1 X Usb Type A
- 1 X Management (gigabit Lan) Rj-45
- 1 X Console Rj-45
Dimension and Weight
- Height: 1.7 inch
- Width: 17.3 inch
- Depth: 8 inch
- Weight (Approximate): 6.57 lbs
Different Types of Switches
Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.
The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.
The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.
Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.
Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.
Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.
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