Performance and Scalability
The Cisco MS120-8-HW Meraki Cloud Managed SFP 8 Ports Switch is designed for small branch and office deployments that require simple network management and reliable connectivity. Here's a brief overview of its performance and scalability:
- The MS120-8-HW switch has a switching capacity of up to 20 Gbps and a forwarding rate of up to 14.88 Mpps (million packets per second).
- It supports Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize traffic and ensure optimal performance for critical applications.
- The switch also supports jumbo frames, which can improve network efficiency by reducing the number of packets needed to transmit large files.
- The MS120-8-HW switch can be easily managed and configured through the Meraki dashboard, allowing for seamless deployment of additional switches as needed.
- It supports link aggregation, which allows multiple ports to be combined into a single logical link to increase bandwidth and redundancy.
- The switch also supports Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) to segment the network and improve security.
Managing and Configuring
Managing and configuring the Cisco MS120-8-HW Meraki Cloud Managed SFP 8 ports switch is a relatively straightforward process. Here are the basic steps to get started:
- Connect the switch to power and to your network using an Ethernet cable.
- Open a web browser and navigate to the Meraki dashboard (dashboard.meraki.com).
- Log in with your Meraki account credentials. If you don't have an account, you'll need to create one.
- Once you're logged in, select your organization and network from the dropdown menus.
- If your switch is new, it should automatically appear in the devices list. If it doesn't, click on "Add a device" and follow the prompts to add the switch.
- Once the switch appears in the devices list, click on its name to open the device details page.
- From the device details page, you can configure various settings for the switch, including VLANs, link aggregation, and port configurations. You can also monitor the switch's performance and view traffic data.
- To configure a specific port on the switch, click on the "Switch ports" tab and then click on the port you want to configure.
- From here, you can configure the port speed, enable/disable PoE, and configure VLAN settings.
- Once you've made your desired configuration changes, be sure to save your changes by clicking on "Save" at the bottom of the page.
That's a basic overview of how to manage and configure the Cisco MS120-8-HW Meraki Cloud Managed SFP 8 ports switch. The Meraki dashboard is user-friendly and intuitive, so you should be able to easily navigate and configure your switch even if you don't have a lot of networking experience.
Security and Access Control Features
The Cisco MS120-8-HW Meraki Cloud Managed SFP 8 Ports Switch provides several security and access control features to help protect your network and devices from unauthorized access, threats, and attacks. Some of these features include:
- 802.1X Authentication: The MS120-8-HW supports 802.1X authentication, which allows you to control access to your network by requiring users and devices to authenticate before being granted access.
- Access Control Lists (ACLs): ACLs provide granular control over which types of traffic are allowed or blocked on your network. The MS120-8-HW allows you to configure and apply ACLs to individual ports or VLANs.
- Port Security: The MS120-8-HW supports port security, which allows you to restrict access to a specific port based on the MAC address of the device. You can also configure the number of devices allowed on a port and set up notifications when a violation occurs.
- Storm Control: Storm control helps prevent broadcast storms and other types of network storms by limiting the amount of broadcast and multicast traffic allowed on a port.
- DHCP Snooping: DHCP snooping helps prevent rogue DHCP servers from distributing incorrect IP address information by filtering and forwarding only authorized DHCP traffic.
- IP Source Guard: IP source guard helps prevent IP address spoofing and other types of attacks by verifying the source IP address of packets and dropping any that do not match the expected address.
- Secure Shell (SSH) and SNMPv3: The MS120-8-HW supports SSH and SNMPv3, which provide secure remote management and monitoring of the switch.
- Network Segmentation: The MS120-8-HW supports VLANs, which allow you to segment your network into smaller, more manageable subnets. This can help improve security by limiting the scope of potential attacks.
General Information about this Cisco MS120-8-HW
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# MS120-8-HW
- Device Type: Switch-8 Ports-Managed
Technical Information of Cisco 8 Ports Switch
- Enclosure Type: 1U
- Subtype: Gigabit Ethernet
- Ports: 8 X 10/100/1000 + 2 X Gigabit SFP
- Performance: Switching Capacity: 20 Gbps Forwarding Rate: 14.88 Mpps
- Interfaces: 8 X 1000base-t Rj-45 2 X 1000base-t SFP
- Compliant Standards: Ieee 802.1d, Ieee 802.1q, Ieee 802.1p, Ieee 802.3ad (lacp), Ieee 802.1w, Ieee 802.1x, Ieee 802.1ab (Lldp)
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