The WS-C3560-24PS-S is a Cisco Catalyst 3560 series switch. It is a fixed-configuration, standalone switch that provides 24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 4 Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports. The "S" at the end of the model number indicates that it has a Cisco IOS Software IP Services feature set.
This switch is designed for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices. It supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS), security, and IPv6, and can be managed using the Cisco CLI or the web-based Cisco Configuration Professional. It also support PoE , and this function will provide power to any PoE compliant device connected to the switch such as IP Phone, wireless access point and IP camera.
The switch runs on Cisco's proprietary IOS software, it allows for a high level of customization and management. It can be deployed in a variety of networking environments including campus, branch office, and enterprise data center networks.
The WS-C3560-24PS-S Cisco Catalyst 3560 is a 24-port Ethernet switch that is designed for use in small to medium-sized businesses, as well as enterprise branch offices. The switch has 24 Ethernet 10/100 PoE ports and 2 SFP uplink ports. The device supports Cisco's EnergyWise technology which allows to monitor power usage of network devices, thus helping to reduce energy costs.
The switch supports advanced security features such as access control lists (ACLs), Quality of Service (QoS), and Power over Ethernet (PoE), as well as Cisco's Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) for routing.
The device has a switching capacity of 48 Gbps and forwarding rate of 35.7 million packets per second (mpps). The PoE feature allows it to provide power to connected devices like IP phones, wireless access points, and security cameras, eliminating the need for separate power cables and outlets.
The device also supports advanced layer 3 features like IPv6 routing, multicast routing, and advanced QoS features like Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) and IP Precedence.
This switch is a solid choice for small to medium-sized businesses or enterprise branch offices that require advanced security and QoS features, as well as support for PoE and advanced layer 3 routing.
Resiliency and High Availability
The model Cisco Catalyst 3560 is a 24-port Ethernet switch designed for use in enterprise networks. It offers resiliency and high availability features to ensure that the network remains up and running in the event of a failure.
One of the key resiliency features is redundant power supply options, which allows the switch to continue functioning even if one of its power supplies fails. The switch also supports RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol) and MSTP (Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol) to prevent network loops and ensure that traffic is directed along the most efficient path.
High availability features of the WS-C3560-24PS-S include support for HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol) and VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol), which allow for the creation of virtual routers that provide a backup in case the primary router fails. The switch also supports link aggregation, which allows multiple physical links to be bundled together to increase bandwidth and provide redundancy in case one of the links fails.
Additionally, the switch supports FlexLink which provides link redundancy by allowing two switches to be connected together and if one link goes down the other take over traffic automatically.
By providing these resiliency and high availability features, the model helps ensure that the network remains up and running, even in the event of a failure.
General Information about this Cisco WS-C3560-24PS-S
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# WS-C3560-24PS-S
- Product Line: Catalyst
- Product Series: 3560
- Product Type Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports for 24 Ports Ethernet Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports: 24
- Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 24
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 24 x Fast Ethernet Network
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
Performance of Catalyst Managed Switch
- Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
- Twisted Pair Cable Standard Category: 5
- Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
- Network Technology: 10Base-T
- Network Technology: 10/100Base-TX
I/O Expansions for Ethernet Switch
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP
- Number of SFP Slots: 2
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 4
Management & Protocols
- Manageable: Yes
- Management- Cisco IOS CLI support
- Cisco Intelligent Power Management
- Switching Database Manager templates
- Remote Switch Port Analyzer (RSPAN)
- All nine RMON groups are supported
- Domain Name System (DNS)
- Network Timing Protocol (NTP) provides an accurate and consistent timestamp to all intranet switches
- Cisco CMS Software
- Standard Memory: 128 MB
- Flash Memory: 16 MB
- MTBF: 224100 Hour
- Input Voltage: 110 V AC
- Input Voltage: 220 V AC
- Power Source: Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply: Yes
Dimensions & Weight
- Height: 1.73 Inch
- Width: 17.5 Inch
- Depth: 11.81 Inch
- Weight (Approximate): 11.24 Lbs
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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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