Performance and Throughput Capabilities
The WS-C2955C-12 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Managed Ethernet Switch is designed to provide high performance and throughput capabilities for enterprise networks. Some of the key features that contribute to this include:
- Switching capacity: The switch has a switching capacity of 12.8 Gbps which allows for fast packet forwarding and high throughput.
- Forwarding rate: It has a maximum forwarding rate of 10.3 Mpps (million packets per second) which allows for high-speed packet processing and low latency.
- Jumbo frames: The switch supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, which can increase throughput for large packets, such as those used in multimedia applications.
- Quality of Service (QoS): The switch supports Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, which allow for the prioritization of different types of network traffic, ensuring that critical applications and services receive the necessary bandwidth.
- Power over Ethernet (PoE): The switch supports PoE, which allows it to power devices such as wireless access points and IP phones over the Ethernet cable, reducing the need for additional power sources and simplifying deployment.
- StackWise: The switch supports StackWise technology, which allows multiple switches to be stacked together and managed as a single logical switch, increasing the number of available ports and allowing for easy expansion of the network as more devices are added.
All those features contribute to the high performance and throughput capabilities of the WS-C2955C-12 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Managed Ethernet Switch, allowing it to handle high-bandwidth applications and large numbers of connected devices effectively.
Power and Cooling Considerations
The WS-C2955C-12 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Managed Ethernet Switch is designed to be power efficient and have cooling considerations to minimize the environmental impact of its use. Some of the key features that contribute to this include:
- Power Supply: The switch can be powered by an internal power supply or an external power supply, depending on the needs of the network. This allows for flexibility in power provisioning and can help reduce energy costs.
- Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE): The switch supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) which can help reduce power consumption when the switch is in a low-power idle state.
- Power over Ethernet (PoE): The switch supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) which allows it to power devices such as wireless access points and IP phones over the Ethernet cable, reducing the need for additional power sources and simplifying deployment.
- Temperature-controlled fan: The switch is equipped with a temperature-controlled fan which helps to keep the switch cool and minimize energy consumption.
- EnergyWise : EnergyWise is a network-management technology that allows to monitor and control energy consumption of network devices. It helps to manage energy consumption of all network connected devices, including computers, access points, IP phones and other devices.
All those features help to minimize the environmental impact of the WS-C2955C-12 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Managed Ethernet Switch and can help to reduce energy costs associated with its use.
Interoperability and Compatibility
The WS-C2955C-12 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Managed Ethernet Switch is designed to be interoperable and compatible with a wide range of devices and networks. Some of the key features that contribute to this include:
- Standards-based: The switch is built on industry standards, such as IEEE 802.3, which ensures that it can work seamlessly with other devices and networks that adhere to the same standards.
- Protocol Support: The switch supports a wide range of networking protocols, including IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, and others, which allows it to work with a wide range of devices and networks.
- Interoperability: The switch is designed to be interoperable with other Cisco devices and network infrastructure, such as routers, switches, and wireless access points, which can help to simplify deployment and management of the network.
- SNMP support: The switch supports SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) which allows for central management and monitoring of the switch from a remote location.
- CLI: The switch comes with a command-line interface (CLI) that allows for manual configuration and monitoring of the switch, providing a level of flexibility for users.
- Third-party compatibility: The switch can be integrated with third-party network management platforms, such as those from HP, IBM, and CA, allowing for centralized management of the network.
All those features help to ensure that the WS-C2955C-12 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Managed Ethernet Switch is compatible with a wide range of devices and networks, and can be easily integrated into existing infrastructure to provide a seamless user experience.
General Information about this Cisco WS-C2955C-12
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# WS-C2955C-12
- Product Line: Catalyst
- Product Series: 2955
- Product Model: 2955C-12
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports for Layer 4 Ethernet Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports 12
- Uplink Port Yes
- Number of MT-RJ Ports 2
- Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 12
- Port/Expansion Slot Details 12 x Fast Ethernet Network
- 2 x Fast Ethernet Uplink
Media & Performance of 12 Ports Managed Switch
- Media Type Supported Twisted Pair
- Optical Fiber
- Twisted Pair Cable Standard Category 5
- Fiber Optic Cable Standard 9/125 µm
- Fiber Mode Supported Multi-mode
- Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
- Network Technology 10/100Base-TX
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 4
Management & Protocols
- Manageable Yes
- SNMPv1, v2, and v3
- Web-based management
- IEEE 802.1p QoS
- IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
- RMON (history, statistics, alarms, and events)
- Standard Memory 32 MB
- Memory Technology SDRAM
- Flash Memory 16 MB
- Input Voltage 110 V AC
- 220 V AC
- Power Source Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply Yes
Dimensions & Weight
- Form Factor: Rack-mountable
- Height: 3.8 Inch
- Width: 8.1 Inch
- Depth: 5 Inch
- Weight (Approximate): 3 LBS
- Package Contents: Catalyst 2955C-12 Managed Ethernet Switch
- Catalyst 2955 Hardware Installation Guide (DOC-7814944=)
- Power and relay connector
- Switch installation protective liner
- RJ-45-to-DB-9 console port adapter cable
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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 configurations 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 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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