Cisco WS-C3850-24XS-E 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch
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Cisco WS-C3850-24XS-E 24 Ports Catalyst Switch 10 Gigabit New

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WS-C3850-24XS-E Catalyst 24 x Expansion Slot 10 Gigabit Ethernet 24 x SFP+ Slots 1U High - Rack-mountable Optical Fiber Layer 3 24 Ports Manageable Switch with Stack Port | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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A Glance at the Cisco 24 Ports 10 Gigabit Ethernet Catalyst Switch

The WS-C3850-24XS-E Catalyst switch stands out in the realm of networking solutions, offering a robust combination of features that cater to the evolving needs of modern businesses. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of this remarkable switch module, breaking down its key specifications, capabilities, and the advantages it brings to the table.

Overview of WS-C3850-24XS-E Catalyst Switch

  • Form Factor and Design: - The WS-C3850-24XS-E comes in a 1U high, rack-mountable design, providing optimal space utilization in data center environments. - Its compact size and stackable design make it an ideal choice for organizations seeking scalability in their network infrastructure.
  • Connectivity Prowess: - Featuring 24 x expansion slots, this Catalyst switch is designed to handle the increasing demands of modern networks. - The 10 Gigabit Ethernet capability ensures lightning-fast data transfer speeds, promoting efficient communication and data flow within the network.
  • SFP+ Slots: - With 24 x SFP+ (Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus) slots, the WS-C3850-24XS-E offers flexibility in connecting to a variety of optical fiber networks. - SFP+ technology enables high-speed, low-latency communication, making it an ideal choice for bandwidth-intensive applications.

Technical Specifications of Cisco 24 Ports Catalyst Switch

  • Layer 3 Functionality: - The WS-C3850-24XS-E Catalyst switch operates at Layer 3 of the OSI model, providing advanced routing capabilities. - This Layer 3 functionality enhances network efficiency by enabling the switch to make intelligent routing decisions based on IP addresses.
  • Manageability Features: - Equipped with 24 ports, this switch provides ample connectivity options for various network devices. - The manageability features include a user-friendly interface for easy configuration and monitoring, ensuring network administrators have the tools they need for efficient network management.
  • Stack Port: - The inclusion of a stack port allows for the creation of a stacked switch system, enabling seamless scalability and improved redundancy. - Stackable switches simplify network management by treating multiple physical switches as a single logical unit, streamlining configuration and reducing administrative overhead.

Rack-Mountable Design for Space Optimization

  • 1U High Form Factor: - The 1U high form factor of the WS-C3850-24XS-E Catalyst switch is a key design feature that enhances its versatility. - This low-profile design is crucial for organizations with limited rack space, allowing them to maximize the number of devices they can deploy in a single rack.
  • Ideal for Data Centers: - Data centers often face space constraints, and the rack-mountable design of this switch addresses this challenge. - The ability to mount the switch in a standard rack ensures efficient use of space, making it a valuable asset for data center environments.

Optical Fiber Technology for High-Performance Networking

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet: - The WS-C3850-24XS-E's support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet ensures high-speed data transfer, meeting the demands of bandwidth-intensive applications. - This capability is particularly advantageous for data centers, where the volume of data transferred between servers and storage devices is substantial.
  • SFP+ Slots for Flexible Connectivity: - The 24 SFP+ slots support a variety of optical fiber connections, offering flexibility in designing and configuring the network. - Optical fiber technology provides advantages such as greater bandwidth, longer transmission distances, and immunity to electromagnetic interference, ensuring reliable and high-performance networking.

Layer 3 Functionality for Intelligent Routing

  • OSI Model and Layer 3: - The OSI model is a conceptual framework that standardizes the functions of a telecommunication or computing system into seven abstraction layers. - Layer 3, known as the network layer, is responsible for logical addressing, routing, and path determination. The WS-C3850-24XS-E operates at this layer, allowing for advanced routing capabilities.
  • IP Address-Based Routing: - By operating at Layer 3, the WS-C3850-24XS-E can make routing decisions based on IP addresses. - This intelligent routing ensures that data is efficiently directed through the network, optimizing performance and reducing latency.

Enhanced Manageability for Efficient Network Administration

  • 24 Ports for Diverse Connectivity: - With 24 ports, the WS-C3850-24XS-E offers extensive connectivity options for various network devices. - This versatility is crucial for businesses with diverse networking needs, allowing them to connect a wide range of devices, from computers and printers to servers and storage devices.
  • User-Friendly Interface: - The switch's user-friendly interface simplifies the configuration and monitoring processes, empowering network administrators with efficient management tools. - Intuitive interfaces contribute to reduced downtime and faster issue resolution, enhancing the overall reliability of the network.
Stack Port for Scalability and Redundancy
  • Stacking Switches for Scalability: - The inclusion of a stack port in the WS-C3850-24XS-E enables organizations to create a stacked switch system. - Stacked switches act as a single logical unit, simplifying management and allowing for seamless scalability as the network grows.
  • Improved Redundancy: - Stacking switches enhances network redundancy by providing alternative paths for data in case of a link or switch failure. - This redundancy is crucial for ensuring uninterrupted network operation, especially in environments where downtime can have significant consequences.
  • Redundancy features:
    • StackWise-480 technology allows for stacking of up to 9 switches, providing redundancy in case of a switch failure.
    • Cisco StackPower allows for power sharing among stack members, providing redundancy in case of a power supply failure.
    • The switch supports Cisco StackWise Virtual, which allows for virtualization of the switch stack, providing redundancy in case of a switch or network failure.
Advanced Features of Ethernet Switch

The WS-C3850-24XS-E is a Cisco Catalyst switch that has 24 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It is a stackable, enterprise-class switch that offers advanced features such as:

  • StackWise-480 technology, which allows for stacking of up to 9 switches for a total of 384 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), which provides deep visibility into application traffic
  • Cisco StackPower, which allows for power sharing among stack members
  • Cisco EnergyWise, which helps manage and reduce energy consumption
  • Flexible NetFlow, which provides granular visibility into network traffic
  • Support for Cisco DNA Center, which allows for centralized management and automation of the network

This switch also supports advanced security features such as DHCP snooping, IP Source Guard, and Dynamic ARP Inspection. It is ideal for use in large enterprise networks and data centers.

Power Options

The WS-C3850-24XS-E Cisco Catalyst 3850 24-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch supports several power options and redundancy features to ensure high availability of the network.

Power options:

  • The switch supports both AC and DC power inputs.
  • It can be powered by an internal power supply, or by an external redundant power supply (RPS) system

Additionally, the switch supports Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) to provide redundancy at the router level. This helps ensure that the switch is able to continue operating even in the event of a failure, minimizing downtime and ensuring the availability of the network.

General Information for the Cisco WS-C3850-24XS-E 24 Port Switch

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WS-C3850-24XS-E
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 3850
  • Product Type: Layer 3 Switch

Interfaces/Ports of Manageable Switch

  • Total Number of Ports: 24
  • Modular: No
  • Stack Port: Yes
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details: 24 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot

Performance for Layer 3 Switch Module

  • Media Type: Supported Optical Fiber
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired/Wireless
  • Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10GBase-X

I/O Expansions of 24 Ports Switch

  • Total Expansion Slots: 24
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
  • Number of SFP+ Slots: 24


  • IPv4 Routes: 24,000
  • Net Flow Entries: 48,000
  • Virtual Interfaces (VLANs): 4,000
  • Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs): 1,000
  • Switching Capacity: 640 Gbps
  • Stacking Bandwidth: 480 Gbps
Network & Communication
  • Layer Supported: 3
Management & Protocols
  • Manageable: Yes
  • Remote Management Protocol: CLI, RMON 1, RMON 2, SNMP 1, SNMP 2c, SNMP 3, SSH, TFTP, Telnet
  • Routing Protocol: OSPF, BGP-4, IS-IS, RIP-1, RIP-2, EIGRP, IGMPv2, IGMP, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, IGMPv3, EIGRP for IPv6, OSPFv3, PIM-SSM, policy-based routing (PBR), RIPng, MLDv2, MLD
Power Description
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Power Device: Internal Power Supply
  • Installed Qty: 1
  • Max Supported Qty: 2
  • Power Redundancy: Optional
  • Power Redundancy Scheme: 1+1 (with optional power supply)
  • Power Provided: 715 Watts
  • Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V (50 - 60 Hz)
  • Catalyst WS-C3850-24XS Layer 3 Switch
  • Power Supply - Green Compliant: Yes
  • Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS-5
  • Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3z

Outline, the WS-C3850-24XS-E Catalyst switch emerges as a powerful networking solution, combining advanced features, scalability, and manageability to meet the dynamic needs of modern businesses. Its 1U high, rack-mountable design, coupled with 10 Gigabit Ethernet capability, SFP+ slots, Layer 3 functionality, and a stack port, positions it as a versatile and efficient choice for organizations seeking a reliable and high-performance network infrastructure. Whether deployed in data centers or enterprise environments, this Catalyst switch promises to deliver the connectivity and functionality required to support the evolving demands of today's digital landscape.

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