High-speed Switching Capability
The WS-C2960X-48FPS-L is a 48-port Ethernet switch that is designed for small to medium-sized businesses. It is part of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series, which is known for its high performance and reliability.
One of the key features of the WS-C2960X-48FPS-L is its high-speed switching capability. It has a maximum switching capacity of 176 Gbps, which allows it to handle large amounts of data traffic without experiencing any slowdown or performance issues.
The Gigabit Ethernet Switch also supports a variety of networking protocols, including IPv4, IPv6, and Multicast. This allows it to support a wide range of networking applications and devices, making it a versatile and flexible choice for businesses.
In terms of security, the WS-C2960X-48FPS-L has a number of features that help to protect against external threats. It comes with Cisco TrustSec, which is a security feature that helps to prevent unauthorized access to the network. It also has advanced security features such as VPN support, which allows businesses to securely connect to remote networks.
SFP Managed Switch
An SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) managed switch is a networking device that is used to connect devices within a network. It is a type of switch that is designed to support the use of SFP modules, which are small, hot-swappable devices that can be plugged into the switch to add additional connectivity options.
One of the main advantages of an SFP managed switch is its flexibility. With the use of SFP modules, businesses can easily add or remove connectivity options depending on their needs. This can be useful for businesses that need to connect to different types of devices or networks, such as fiber optic or copper networks.
Troubleshooting Common Issues
The Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series switches, including the WS-C2960X-48FPS-L, are popular enterprise-grade switches that offer advanced security features, high performance, and ease of management. However, like any network device, they can encounter issues that need troubleshooting. In this answer, I will discuss some common issues that may arise with the WS-C2960X-48FPS-L switch and provide troubleshooting steps.
- Power Issues: If the switch is not turning on or the LED lights are not functioning properly, you may have a power issue. Troubleshoot this by checking the power supply unit and the power outlets. Verify that the power supply is properly connected and the power outlets are functioning correctly. You can also try to replace the power supply unit or try using a different power outlet to see if it resolves the issue.
- Connectivity Issues: If the switch is not providing connectivity to devices, you should verify that the cables are connected correctly, and the port configurations are correct. You can also try to test the connectivity by pinging the switch's IP address or the devices connected to it. If the issue persists, check the switch's port status and verify that the switch is running the latest firmware.
- Slow Performance: If the switch is providing slow performance or the data transfer rate is slow, it may be due to network congestion or improper switch configuration. You should check the network topology to identify network congestion areas and try to optimize the network bandwidth utilization. You can also review the switch's configuration to ensure that it is correctly configured and that all ports are using the appropriate speed and duplex settings.
- Configuration Issues: If the switch is not performing as expected or not working as intended, the configuration settings may need to be reviewed. You can verify that the switch is running the latest firmware and the configuration is up to date. You can also try to reset the switch to the default configuration and reconfigure the switch.
- Security Issues: If the switch is experiencing security issues such as unauthorized access or network breaches, you should review the security settings and verify that the switch's access control lists (ACLs) are correctly configured. You can also consider implementing additional security measures such as port security or implementing a VLAN to isolate critical network resources.
General Information about this Cisco Ethernet Switch
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# WS-C2960X-48FPS-L
- Product Line: Catalyst
- Product Series: 2960-X
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Technical Information of Catalyst Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports: 48
- Number of PoE (RJ-45) Ports:48
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 48 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
- Network Connectivity: Wired-Ethernet (RJ-45)
- Network Type: Ethernet
- Interface: Ethernet (RJ-45)
- Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet (1000-Mbit/s)
- Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
Media and Performance for Managed Switch
- Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
- Forwarding Rate: 107.1 MPPS
- Jumbo Frames: 9216
- MAC Addresses: 8000
- VLAN IDs: 4096
- Max VLANs: 1023
- Switching Bandwidth: 216 GBPS
- Forwarding Bandwidth: 108 GBPS
I/O Expansions of SFP Switch
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 2
- Network Management Type: Fully Managed
- Power Supply:Internal
- PoE (RJ-45) Port: Yes
- Input Voltage: 110 V AC
- Input Voltage: 220 V AC
Dimensions and Weight
- Height: 1.8 Inch
- Width: 17.5 Inch
- Depth: 14.5 Inch
- Weight:12.90 LBS
- Package Contents
- Catalyst WS-C2960X-48FPS-L Ethernet Switch
- AC Power Cord
- 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 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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