Large Capacity for High-Performance Storage
The NCS-5501 Cisco Network Convergence System 5501 is a high-performance, rack-mountable switch with 48 ports designed for use in large-scale data center environments. It is built to support high-speed data transfer, routing, and packet forwarding.
The switch has a large capacity for high-performance storage, meaning it can handle the storage of large amounts of data at high speeds. This makes it well-suited for environments where there are high data transfer requirements, such as in cloud computing, video streaming, and content delivery networks.
The NCS-5501 switch has advanced features such as quality of service (QoS), virtual routing and forwarding (VRF), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which allow for improved network performance, scalability, and security. The switch also supports various network protocols, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).
To ensure high availability and avoid downtime, the switch has built-in redundancy features such as power supplies, cooling fans, and control planes. In addition, the switch has modular design for easy upgrades and expansion, which allows organizations to easily scale their network infrastructure as needed.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips
The NCS-5501 Cisco Network Convergence System 5501 is a high-performance, rack-mountable switch designed for use in service provider and enterprise networks. It offers advanced features such as MPLS, segment routing, and support for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) interfaces.
To keep the switch running smoothly and avoid downtime, it's important to perform regular maintenance and troubleshooting. Here are some tips to help you do that:
- Regularly check the firmware and software versions of the switch, and upgrade them if needed. This can help improve performance and fix known bugs and vulnerabilities.
- Monitor the temperature and airflow of the switch, and ensure that it stays within safe operating ranges. Overheating can cause performance issues and hardware damage.
- Keep the switch clean and free of dust and debris. Use compressed air or a vacuum cleaner to remove dust from the switch vents and fans.
- Check the power supply and cables regularly to ensure that they are functioning properly. Make sure that the power supply is compatible with the switch and provides sufficient power.
- Use the management and monitoring tools provided by Cisco to monitor the switch performance, logs, and traffic. This can help you identify issues and troubleshoot problems.
- Test the switch regularly to ensure that it is performing as expected. You can use tools such as Iperf or Jperf to test network throughput and latency.
- Configure the switch to meet the requirements of your network, such as VLANs, QoS, and routing protocols. Make sure that the configuration is backed up regularly and can be restored in case of a failure.
- If you encounter issues with the switch, check the Cisco support website for troubleshooting guides and resources. You can also contact Cisco support for assistance.
- Ensure that the switch is connected to a backup power supply or UPS to prevent power outages and protect the switch from electrical surges.
- Keep track of the switch's capacity and plan for expansion if needed. The NCS-5501 supports expansion modules for additional ports and features.
- Ensure that the switch is properly grounded to prevent electrical issues and protect the equipment from electrical surges.
- Regularly check the status of the switch's fans and replace any that are not functioning correctly.
- Keep the switch's logs enabled and regularly check them for any warnings or errors that may need attention.
- If you're experiencing issues with network performance, consider enabling features like Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize traffic and reduce bottlenecks.
Energy-Efficient Power Management
The NCS-5501 Cisco Network Convergence System 5501 is a rack-mountable switch that features 48 ports and is designed for use in high-performance, data center environments. One important aspect of this switch, and other network switches in general, is power management. This helps to reduce energy consumption, save money, and reduce the environmental impact of running the switch.
Here are some ways in which the NCS-5501 switch utilizes energy-efficient power management:
- Power Supplies: The NCS-5501 has two hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies. These power supplies have a high level of efficiency that reduces power consumption and heat generation.
- Power Management: The NCS-5501 has an advanced power management system that can dynamically allocate power to the components that need it most. This means that if a component is not being fully utilized, it can be powered down to save energy.
- Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE): The NCS-5501 supports EEE, which is a feature that reduces the power consumption of the switch ports when there is no network activity. This helps to save energy and reduce operating costs.
- Smart Fan Control: The NCS-5501 uses smart fan control to regulate the speed of the fans based on the temperature and power consumption of the switch. This helps to reduce noise and save energy.
- Environmental Monitoring: The NCS-5501 has built-in environmental monitoring sensors that can detect changes in temperature, humidity, and other factors. This data is used to adjust the power management and cooling systems to optimize performance and energy efficiency.
By utilizing these energy-efficient power management features, the NCS-5501 switch can reduce its energy consumption and operating costs. This also reduces the environmental impact of running the switch, which is an important consideration for many organizations. By choosing a network switch with energy-efficient power management, you can save money and help to reduce your organization's carbon footprint.
Main Specification about this Cisco NCS-5501
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU # NCS-5501
- Product Name: NCS 48 Ports Switch
- Product Type: Switch
- Enclosure Type: Rack-mountable - 1U
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Data Link Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet
- Performance: Throughput: 800 Gbps
- Capacity: FIB entries: up to 1000000
- Jumbo Frame Support: 9216 bytes
Management & Protocol
- Routing Protocol: IS-IS, BGP, HSRP, VRRP, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, ECMP, IS-ISv6, MPLS
- Remote Management Protocol: SNMP, SNMP 3, SSH
- Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP),
- Label Distribution Protocol (LDP),
- Authentication Method: TACACS+
Feature & Compliant Standards
- Features: Layer 3 switching, RPL support, Access Control List (ACL) support, Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), LACP support, Management Information Base (MIB), static routing, Class of Service (CoS), DiffServ Code Point (DSCP) support, iPXE, Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)
- Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1ad, CISPR 22 Class A, CISPR 24, EN55024, EN55022 Class A, AS/NZS 60950-1, ICES-003 Class A, UL 60950-1 Second Edition, RoHS 6/6, GB 4943, Directive 2004/108/EC, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition, Directive 2006/95/EC, GR-1089-CORE, VCCI Class A, GR-63-CORE, KN22 Class A, EN61000-3-2, E Processor: 1 x 2 GHz
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces: 48 x 10Gb Ethernet - SFP/SFP+ ¦ 6 x 100Gb Ethernet - QSFP28/QSFP+ ¦ Console: 1 x RJ-45 ¦ Management: 2 x RJ-45
- Power Device: Internal power supply - hot-plug
- Power Redundancy: Optional
- Installed Qty: 0 (installed) / 2 (max)
- Included Accessories: Accessory kit
- Software / System Requirements
- OS Required: Cisco IOS XR 6.1.1
Dimensions & Weight
- Width: 17.4 Inch
- Depth: 21.7 Inch
- Height: 1.7 Inch
- Weight: 22.8 LBS
- Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
- Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
- Cisco Network Convergence System 5501 SE Chassis
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