Product Details of the Cisco 24 Ports Switch
In the fast-paced world of networking, Cisco remains a dominant force, providing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of businesses. One such solution is the Cisco WS-C3560G-24TS-S Catalyst 3560 Series Switch. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features and functionalities of this switch, focusing on its Ethernet management capabilities, 24 ports, and Layer 3 functionality.
Understanding Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switch
The Catalyst 3560 Series is a line of switches developed by Cisco, a renowned leader in networking technology. These switches are designed to address the evolving needs of modern networks, offering advanced features and capabilities. The WS-C3560G-24TS-S model, in particular, is a noteworthy member of this series, providing 24 manageable ports with Layer 3 intelligence.
Importance of Ethernet
Efficient Network Control
Ethernet management is a critical aspect of network administration, allowing IT professionals to monitor, configure, and optimize network resources. The WS-C3560G-24TS-S offers advanced Ethernet management features that contribute to efficient network control.
Remote Management Capabilities
With remote management capabilities, administrators can access and configure the switch from a central location. This is particularly valuable in distributed network environments, enabling streamlined administration without the need for physical presence.
Scalability and Flexibility
The 24 ports on the Cisco WS-C3560G-24TS-S provide a foundation for building scalable and flexible networks. Each port can be utilized for connecting various devices such as computers, printers, servers, and other network peripherals.
Gigabit Ethernet Speeds
Equipped with Gigabit Ethernet technology, these ports ensure high-speed data transfer, reducing latency and enhancing the overall network performance. This is especially beneficial in bandwidth-intensive applications and scenarios where low latency is crucial.
Layer 3 Capabilities
Understanding Layer 3 Switching
Layer 3 switching involves the use of IP addresses to make forwarding decisions, combining the functionalities of traditional routers and switches. The WS-C3560G-24TS-S is a Layer 3 switch, offering advanced routing capabilities alongside standard Layer 2 switching.
IP Routing and Inter-VLAN Routing
The Layer 3 capabilities of the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switch enable IP routing, allowing the switch to make intelligent routing decisions based on IP addresses. Additionally, inter-VLAN routing is supported, facilitating communication between different VLANs within the network.
Key Features of Cisco WS-C3560G-24TS-S
Enhanced Security Features
Security is paramount in modern networks, and the WS-C3560G-24TS-S incorporates advanced security features to safeguard against unauthorized access, attacks, and data breaches. Features such as Access Control Lists (ACLs) and port security enhance the overall network security posture.
Quality of Service (QoS) Prioritization
QoS is crucial for ensuring optimal performance in networks with varying levels of traffic. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switch includes QoS features that prioritize and manage network traffic, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth for smooth operation.
As sustainability becomes a focus in the IT industry, the Cisco WS-C3560G-24TS-S is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Energy-efficient Ethernet (EEE) and other technologies help reduce power consumption, making it an environmentally friendly choice for businesses.
Functional of Catalyst 3560 Series Switch
Ethernet management for Network Control
Ethernet manageability is a cornerstone feature of the Cisco WS-C3560G-24TS-S. This capability empowers administrators to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the switch remotely. Through an intuitive interface, network professionals can adjust settings, implement security measures, and ensure optimal performance without the need for physical access to the switch.
24 Ports for Versatile Connectivity
The 24 ports of the WS-C3560G-24TS-S provide ample opportunities for device connectivity. This is especially beneficial in environments with a high density of networked devices. The switch supports Gigabit Ethernet speeds, facilitating fast and reliable data transfer between connected devices.
Layer 3 Intelligence for Efficient Routing
Layer 3 functionality enables the WS-C3560G-24TS-S to operate not only as a switch but also as a router. This allows for more intelligent routing decisions based on IP addresses, leading to improved network efficiency. The switch can segment the network into different IP subnets and route traffic between them, enhancing overall performance and reducing congestion.
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switch is well-suited for enterprise networks where a combination of scalability, performance, and security is paramount. Its Layer 3 capabilities make it versatile for various applications and network architectures.
In data center environments, where high-performance networking is critical, the WS-C3560G-24TS-S can play a pivotal role. Its 24 ports and Layer 3 functionality make it suitable for connecting servers, storage devices, and other components in a data center network.
For large campus networks with diverse connectivity requirements, the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switch offers the necessary features for efficient management, scalability, and security. Its ability to support multiple VLANs enhances segmentation and network organization.
General Information about the Cisco WS-C3560G-24TS-S
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# WS-C3560G-24TS-S
- Product Line: Catalyst
- Product Series: 3560
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports of L3 Ethernet Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports: 24
- Port/Expansion Slot Details: 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
Performance of 24 Ports Switch
- Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
- Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
- Network Technology: 10Base-T, 10/100/1000Base-T
- MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures): 230,700 Hours
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable)
- Number of SFP Slots: 4
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 3
- Management & Protocols:
- Manageable: Yes
- RAM: 128 MB
- Flash Memory: 32 MB Flash
- Power Source: Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply: Yes
In summary, the Cisco WS-C3560G-24TS-S Catalyst 3560 Series 24 Ports Layer 3 Switch is a versatile and robust networking solution that combines high performance with advanced features. Whether you are upgrading an existing network or establishing a new one, this switch provides the scalability, reliability, and security necessary for modern business environments. As technology continues to evolve, Cisco remains at the forefront of networking solutions, and the Catalyst 3560 Series switch exemplifies its commitment to delivering cutting-edge and dependable products.
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