Upgrade Your Network with Catalyst Switch Module
The WS-C2960X-24PS-L is a 24-port Ethernet managed switch module manufactured by Cisco. It is designed to upgrade your network by providing advanced features such as better security, improved performance, and increased scalability. Here are some details about the WS-C2960X-24PS-L that make it an excellent choice for upgrading your network:
- Port Density: The WS-C2960X-24PS-L has 24 Ethernet ports, providing ample capacity to connect a large number of devices to the network.
- PoE Support: This switch supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), allowing you to power compatible devices such as VoIP phones, wireless access points, and IP cameras directly from the switch.
- Advanced Security: The WS-C2960X-24PS-L provides advanced security features such as Network Admission Control (NAC), which allows you to control access to your network and enforce security policies.
- Advanced QoS: This switch supports advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features such as traffic prioritization, which allows you to prioritize critical traffic such as voice and video.
- Enhanced Performance: The WS-C2960X-24PS-L provides enhanced performance features such as Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, which allows you to transfer data at speeds of up to 1Gbps.
- Advanced Management: This switch provides advanced management features such as a web-based management interface, SNMP support, and Cisco Network Assistant, which allows you to manage the switch and monitor your network more efficiently.
Efficiently Connect Your Devices
The WS-C2960X-24PS-L Cisco Catalyst switch is a managed switch designed to efficiently connect your devices within a network. It has 24 Ethernet ports and supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) to provide power to connected devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and security cameras.
Here are some key features of the WS-C2960X-24PS-L Cisco Catalyst switch that make it an efficient choice for connecting devices:
- PoE+ Support: The switch supports PoE+ which means it can provide up to 30 watts of power to connected devices. This eliminates the need for separate power supplies for devices, reducing clutter and simplifying cable management.
- Quality of Service (QoS): The switch supports QoS, allowing you to prioritize traffic and ensure critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth.
- Energy Efficiency: The switch supports Cisco EnergyWise technology which monitors and controls power consumption of connected devices, reducing energy costs and carbon footprint.
- Advanced Security: The switch supports advanced security features such as Access Control Lists (ACLs), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping, and Port Security to protect against unauthorized access and ensure data privacy.
- Easy Management: The switch can be easily managed through a web-based interface, command-line interface (CLI), or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), providing flexible options for network administrators.
Troubleshooting Common Issues
The WS-C2960X-24PS-L Cisco Catalyst 24 Ports Ethernet Managed Switch is a popular networking device used in enterprise-level networks. However, like any other network device, it can experience issues that require troubleshooting. Here are some common issues you may encounter with the WS-C2960X-24PS-L switch and how to troubleshoot them:
- Power Issues: If the switch fails to power on, check the power cord for any damage or loose connections. Ensure that the power source is working correctly. If the switch is still not powering on, try resetting it by unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in.
- Connectivity Issues: If you experience issues with network connectivity, ensure that the switch is properly connected to the network. Check the cables and ports for any physical damage or loose connections. Verify that the switch is configured correctly, including VLANs, port settings, and IP addresses.
- VLAN Configuration Issues: If you encounter issues with VLAN configurations, ensure that the VLANs are correctly configured on the switch. Check the VLAN database and make sure that the VLANs are associated with the correct ports.
- Firmware Upgrade Issues: If you are experiencing issues upgrading the firmware, ensure that you have downloaded the correct firmware version for your switch model. Check the release notes for any special upgrade instructions or compatibility issues.
- QoS Issues: If you experience issues with Quality of Service (QoS), check that the QoS settings are correctly configured on the switch. Verify that the appropriate QoS policies are applied to the correct ports.
- Port Issues: If you are experiencing issues with a specific port, check that the port is not disabled or shut down. Verify that the port configuration is correct, including the speed and duplex settings.
- STP Issues: If you are experiencing issues with the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), check that the STP configuration is correct on the switch. Verify that the STP root bridge is correctly configured, and that there are no loops or other topology issues.
General Information about this Cisco SFP Switch
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# WS-C2960X-24PS-L
- Product Line Catalyst
- Product Series 2960-X
- Product Type Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports for 24 Ports Ethernet Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports 24
- Number of PoE (RJ-45) Ports 24
- Port/Expansion Slot Details 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
- Port/Expansion Slot Details 24 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
- PoE Type PoE+
- Type of Connector RJ-45
- Interface Port Type Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
- PoE Power 30 W
- Port Type 1000Base-T
- Interface Type Console
- Type of Connector Mini-USB Type B
- Type of Connector Type B
- Type of Connector Type A
- Interface Port Type Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
- Port Type 1000Base-TX
Performance of Catalyst 2960-X Managed Switch
- Media Type Supported Twisted Pair
- Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
- Network Technology 10/100/1000Base-T
- MTBF 324,280 hours
I/O Expansions of Gigabit Ethernet Switch
- Number of Total Expansion Slots 4
- Expansion Slot Type SFP
- Type of Connector SFP (mini-GBIC)
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported 2
- Communication Rate 80 Gbps
- Type of Connectivity Wired
Management & Protocols
- Stackable: Stackable
- Manageable Yes
- PoE Power: 370 W
- PoE (RJ-45) Port Yes
- Input Voltage 110 V AC
- Input Voltage 220 V AC
- Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
- Power Compatability AC 120/230 V
- Redundant Power: Optional
- Power Supply Type: Internal
Dimensions and Weight
- Height 1.8 Inch
- Width 17.5 Inch
- Depth 14.5 Inch
- Weight 12.80 LBS
- Green Compliant Yes
- Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
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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 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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