Product Overview of the Cisco 48 Ports Managed Switch
In the dynamic world of networking, the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S 48 Ports Managed Switch Catalyst 3650 Series stands out as a powerful and versatile solution. This managed switch is designed to meet the demands of modern networking environments, providing an array of features and capabilities that enhance performance, security, and scalability. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the key aspects of the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S, shedding light on its specifications, features, benefits, and practical applications.
Overview of the Catalyst 3650 Series
The Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series 48 ports Switch is renowned for its innovation and efficiency in network switching. As a part of this series, the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S model brings forth a robust foundation for building resilient and high-performance networks. Let's break down the key elements that make this series noteworthy:
High Port Density
With 48 ports, the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S provides an impressive level of port density. This is crucial for organizations with a multitude of networked devices, such as computers, printers, and IP cameras. The high port count allows for the seamless integration of numerous devices without compromising network speed or efficiency.
Managed Switch Capabilities
Being a managed switch, the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S offers advanced features for network administrators to exercise control and optimization. This includes VLAN support, Quality of Service (QoS) configurations, and enhanced security protocols. The ability to manage and prioritize network traffic ensures a smoother and more efficient operation.
To truly understand the capabilities of the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S, it's essential to delve into its technical specifications. This section will provide a detailed breakdown of the key parameters that define its performance:
The WS-C3650-12X48UR-S boasts a substantial switching capacity, allowing for the swift and simultaneous transfer of data across the network. This is a critical factor in ensuring low latency and high-speed data transmission, meeting the demands of bandwidth-intensive applications.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Support
One standout feature of the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S is its Power over Ethernet support. This capability enables the switch to deliver power to connected devices, such as IP phones and surveillance cameras, through the same Ethernet cables used for data transfer. This not only simplifies cable management but also reduces the need for additional power sources.
The Catalyst 3650 Series is known for its stacking capability, and the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S is no exception. Stacking allows multiple switches to operate as a single, unified system, simplifying management and enhancing scalability. This is particularly advantageous for organizations with expanding network requirements.
Advanced Features and Functionalities
Beyond the fundamental specifications, the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S is equipped with advanced features that elevate its performance and versatility:
Cisco StackPower is a unique feature that enables power sharing among stack members. This means that if one switch in the stack fails, the remaining switches can continue to operate with shared power resources. This redundancy mechanism enhances the overall reliability of the network.
Security is a paramount concern in any networking environment. The WS-C3650-12X48UR-S addresses this with a comprehensive set of security protocols, including IEEE 802.1X authentication and TrustSec for identity-based access control. These features contribute to safeguarding the network from unauthorized access and potential threats.
Application Visibility and Control
Modern networks often contend with diverse types of traffic, including applications with varying bandwidth requirements. The WS-C3650-12X48UR-S incorporates Application Visibility and Control (AVC) to identify and optimize the performance of specific applications. This ensures that critical applications receive the necessary resources for optimal functionality.
Benefits of Choosing Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S
Now that we have delved into the technical details and advanced features, it's essential to highlight the tangible benefits that organizations can derive from choosing the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S:
Improved Network Performance
The high switching capacity, coupled with advanced features like AVC and QoS, contributes to a significant improvement in network performance. This translates to faster data transfer, reduced latency, and an overall smoother user experience.
The stacking capability of the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S allows organizations to scale their networks effortlessly. As the business grows and demands increase, additional switches can be seamlessly added to the stack, ensuring that the network infrastructure remains robust and adaptable.
The managed switch capabilities of the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S empower network administrators with the tools needed for efficient management. Centralized control, VLAN support, and security protocols contribute to a network environment that is not only powerful but also easy to administer.
Features like Cisco StackPower and redundant power supplies contribute to the increased reliability of the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S. These mechanisms ensure that the network remains operational even in the face of hardware failures or power disruptions, minimizing downtime and maximizing uptime.
Cost-Effective Power Delivery
The Power over Ethernet support eliminates the need for separate power sources for connected devices. This not only reduces the complexity of cabling but also contributes to cost savings by leveraging the existing Ethernet infrastructure for both data and power transmission.
To truly appreciate the value of the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S, it's crucial to understand its practical applications across different industries and scenarios:
In large enterprises with a multitude of devices and diverse networking needs, the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S excels in providing a reliable and scalable networking solution. Its high port density and advanced features make it well-suited for the dynamic and demanding nature of enterprise environments.
Educational institutions often require robust network solutions to support the increasing use of digital tools and online resources. The WS-C3650-12X48UR-S, with its scalability and management capabilities, is an ideal choice for educational networks, ensuring a seamless and secure connectivity experience for students and faculty.
The Power over Ethernet support of the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S makes it a preferred choice for surveillance systems. IP cameras and other surveillance devices can be conveniently powered through the same Ethernet cables used for data transfer, simplifying installation and maintenance.
In healthcare settings where connectivity and reliability are paramount, the WS-C3650-12X48UR-S addresses critical networking requirements. Its advanced security features make it suitable for protecting sensitive patient data, while its scalability accommodates the evolving technology needs of healthcare facilities.
General Information about the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# WS-C3650-12X48UR-S
- Product Line: Catalyst
- Product Series: 3650
- Product Model: 3650-12X48UR-E
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
- 48 Ports Ethernet Switch with Uplink Port
- Modular and Stackable Design
- Interfaces: 12 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 36 x Gigabit Ethernet, 8 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Uplink
- Layer 3 Switch Capabilities
- Total Expansion Slots: 8
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
- Shared SFP Slot: No
- Number of SFP+ Slots: 8
Media & Performance
- Supported Media Types: Optical Fiber, Twisted Pair
- Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
- Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-TX, 10GBase-T, 10GBase-X
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 3
Management & Protocols
- Manageable: Yes
- Routing Protocols: RIP-1, RIP-2, static IP routing, RIPng
- MAC Address Table Size: 32000 entries
- Jumbo Frame Support: 9198 bytes
- Authentication Methods: Kerberos, Secure Shell (SSH), RADIUS, TACACS+
- Power Source: Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply Supported: Yes
- Additional Features:
- Full duplex capability, layer 2 switching, DHCP support, auto-negotiation, VLAN support, IPv6 support, and more.
- RAM: 4 GB
- Flash Memory: 4 GB
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces: 36 x 1000Base-T RJ-45 UPOE, 12 x 100/1000/2.5G/5G/10GBase-T RJ-45 UPOE, 8 x 10GBase-X SFP+
- Expansion Slots: 1 (total) / 1 (free) x Stacking Module slot
- Power Provided: 1100 Watt
- Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V (50 - 60 Hz)
- Operating Temperature: 23 °F to 113 °F
- Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 96% (non-condensing)
- Storage Temperature: -40 °F to 158 °F
- Rack Mounting Kit Included
- MTBF: 201,680 hours
- Compliant Standards: RoHS, UL 60950-1 Second Edition, FCC Part 15 A
In summary, the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S 48 Ports Managed Switch Catalyst 3650 Series stands as a robust and feature-rich solution for modern networking challenges. From its high port density and advanced features to its practical applications across various industries, this managed switch offers a comprehensive and scalable networking foundation. Organizations seeking improved network performance, enhanced scalability, and simplified management can find a reliable ally in the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UR-S.
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