Product Details for the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW 48 Ports Managed Switch
The Cisco MS120-48LP-HW is a member of the Meraki product line, renowned for its cloud-managed networking solutions. This switch is specifically engineered to provide seamless connectivity, high performance, and advanced management capabilities for small to medium-sized enterprises. The Cisco MS120-48LP-HW is a member of the Meraki MS120 series, known for its compact design and high-performance capabilities. This switch leverages the power of cloud management to provide a seamless and intuitive user experience. With 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports, it caters to the increasing demand for high-speed and reliable network connectivity in modern business environments.
48 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
The Cisco MS120-48LP-HW is equipped with 48 ports, making it suitable for organizations with a high demand for wired network connections. These ports support high-speed data transfer, ensuring that devices connected to the network experience minimal latency. Whether it's for workstations, printers, or other networking devices, the abundance of ports caters to diverse connectivity needs.
Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Technology
One standout feature of the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW is its compatibility with Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) modules. SFP technology enables the switch to support a variety of fiber and copper interfaces, offering flexibility in network design. This ensures that businesses can adapt their network infrastructure to meet specific requirements without the need for a complete hardware overhaul.
Cloud Management with Meraki
A defining characteristic of the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW is its integration with the Meraki cloud-based management platform. Cloud management simplifies network administration by providing a centralized interface accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. This not only streamlines configuration and monitoring processes but also enhances the overall agility of the network.
The rack-mountable design of the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW adds to its versatility. Businesses can easily integrate this switch into their existing rack infrastructure, optimizing space and ensuring a neat and organized networking setup. The compact form factor is particularly advantageous for environments where space is at a premium.
Managed Switch Capabilities
Being a managed switch, the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW offers advanced features for network administrators. These include VLAN support, Quality of Service (QoS) configurations, and Layer 2 switching capabilities. Administrators have granular control over network traffic, allowing for efficient resource allocation and prioritization.
Scalability and Expansion
The Cisco MS120-48LP-HW is designed with scalability in mind. As businesses grow and their networking requirements evolve, this switch can easily scale to accommodate increased demand. The cloud-managed architecture facilitates seamless expansion, allowing organizations to add more switches and devices to their network without a complex and time-consuming setup.
Benefits of the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW Meraki Switch
Simplified Deployment and Management
The cloud-managed architecture of the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW switch significantly simplifies the deployment and ongoing management of network infrastructure. With the Meraki dashboard, administrators can remotely configure multiple switches, ensuring consistency across the network. This simplification is particularly advantageous for businesses with distributed locations or remote offices.
Visibility into network performance is crucial for maintaining a reliable and secure infrastructure. The Meraki dashboard provides real-time insights into the status of each switch, enabling administrators to identify and address potential issues proactively. The intuitive interface displays key metrics, such as bandwidth usage, device connectivity, and application-specific data, empowering organizations to make informed decisions about their network resources.
Scalability for Growing Networks
As businesses expand, so do their networking needs. The Cisco MS120-48LP-HW switch offers scalability to accommodate the growth of networks. The flexibility provided by the SFP ports, combined with the cloud-managed approach, allows organizations to seamlessly integrate additional switches into their infrastructure as demand increases. This scalability ensures that the network remains robust and capable of handling evolving requirements.
Efficient Power Management with PoE
The inclusion of Power over Ethernet (PoE) support in the MS120-48LP-HW model contributes to efficient power management. PoE eliminates the need for separate power sources for connected devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones, simplifying cable management and reducing the overall power footprint of the network. This not only enhances environmental sustainability but also lowers operational costs associated with power consumption.
Quality of Service Managed Switch
- Quality of Service (QoS) - The Cisco MS120-48LP-HW Meraki Cloud Managed switch supports QoS, allowing for the prioritization of network traffic based on different criteria. This ensures that critical applications receive the necessary resources for optimal performance.
- Traffic Shaping - The switch supports traffic shaping, which allows for the control of bandwidth usage by different types of traffic. This improves network performance by preventing overuse of bandwidth by non-critical traffic.
- Bandwidth Control - The switch supports bandwidth control, which allows for the allocation of specific bandwidth to different types of traffic. This improves network performance by ensuring that critical traffic has the necessary bandwidth.
- Priority Queuing - The switch supports priority queuing, which allows for the prioritization of traffic based on different criteria such as IP address, port, or VLAN. This improves network performance by ensuring that critical traffic is processed first.
- DiffServ Code Point (DSCP) - The switch supports DSCP, which allows for the marking of traffic with different priority levels. This improves network performance by ensuring that critical traffic is processed first.
- Class of Service (CoS) - The switch supports CoS, which allows for the classification of traffic based on different criteria such as IP address, port, or VLAN. This improves network performance by ensuring that critical traffic is processed first.
- Quality of Service Groups (QoSG) - The switch supports QoSG, which allows for the creation of different groups of traffic with different priority levels. This improves network performance by ensuring that critical traffic is processed first.
- Meraki Dashboard - The switch is managed through the Meraki Dashboard, which allows for the configuration and monitoring of QoS settings. This allows for efficient management of QoS settings and QoS issues.
- Cloud-based management - The switch is managed through the cloud, which allows for remote management and monitoring of QoS settings. This improves network efficiency and reduces the need for on-premises management.
- Automation - The switch supports automation features like Python scripts and Meraki APIs for automating network management tasks. This improves network efficiency by automating repetitive tasks and reducing the need for manual configuration.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Capabilities
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) - The Cisco Meraki MS120-48LP-HW switch supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), allowing for the power of connected devices to be supplied through the Ethernet cable. This feature improves the flexibility and scalability of the network as it eliminates the need for additional power outlets.
- PoE Budget - The switch has a total PoE budget of 370W, which can be divided among the 48 ports, allowing for efficient power management.
- Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) - The switch also supports PoE+, allowing for higher power levels to be supplied to devices such as IP phones and wireless access points.
- Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) - The switch supports EEE, which reduces power consumption during periods of low network activity. This improves energy efficiency and reduces power costs.
- Cloud-based Management - The switch is managed through the Meraki cloud-based management platform, which allows for real-time monitoring of PoE usage and power consumption. This improves power management.
- PoE Scheduling - The switch supports PoE scheduling, allowing for the scheduling of PoE power on and off, improving energy efficiency and reducing power costs.
- PoE Port Control - The switch allows for the control of PoE power on a per-port basis, allowing for efficient power management.
- Automatic Device Detection - The switch automatically detects and classifies PoE devices, allowing for efficient power management.
- PoE Redundancy - The switch has PoE redundancy features that allow for a secondary power supply to be connected to the switch, providing redundancy and ensuring that the PoE power is always available.
- Compatibility - The switch is compatible with a wide range of PoE devices, including IP phones, wireless access points, cameras, and more, allowing for efficient power management and flexibility in network design.
General Information about this Cisco MS120-48LP-HW Ethernet Switch
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# MS120-48LP-HW
- Product Series: MS120
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Technical Information of Cisco 48 Ports Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports: 48
- Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
- Form Factor: Rack-Mountable
- Form Factor: Desktop
- Uplink Port: Yes
- Modular: Yes
- Stack Port: Yes
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 48 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Uplink
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP
- Shared SFP Slot: No
- Number of SFP Slots: 4
Media & Performance
- Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
- Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
- Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
- Network Technology: 1000Base-X
- Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
- Power Device: Internal Power Supply
- Voltage Required: AC 120/230V (47-63 Hz)
In short, the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW Meraki Cloud Managed Switch stands out as a versatile and powerful networking solution for businesses seeking a combination of advanced features, cloud-based management, and scalability. From its small form-factor pluggable technology to its energy-efficient design, this switch caters to the diverse needs of modern enterprises. With an emphasis on simplicity, security, and performance, the Cisco MS120-48LP-HW is a reliable choice for organizations looking to elevate their network infrastructure to the next level.
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