Introduction to the Service Module
The SM-ES2-24-P is a Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch service module that provides 24 10/100Base-TX ports, allowing for the connection of Ethernet devices to a Cisco router. These ports can be used to connect devices such as computers, servers, and IP cameras, making it ideal for use in enterprise networks. It is designed to be installed in a variety of Cisco router platforms, allowing for flexibility in deployment.
The module supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) to optimize network performance by prioritizing certain types of traffic, Access Control Lists (ACLs) to enhance security by controlling access to network resources and Power over Ethernet (PoE) to power devices such as IP phones and wireless access points.
It can be easily configured and managed through Cisco's IOS software, which offers a user-friendly interface for network administrators. Additionally, it is designed to be highly scalable and can be expanded as the network grows, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses with evolving needs.
Remote Management and Monitoring
The SM-ES2-24-P Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch service module supports remote management and monitoring, which allows network administrators to access and manage the module remotely from a central location. This feature can be useful for businesses with multiple locations or for those that need to manage their network remotely.
Cisco's IOS software, which is used to configure and manage the module, supports a variety of remote management protocols such as Telnet, SSH, and SNMP. These protocols allow network administrators to remotely access the module's command-line interface (CLI) and make changes to the configuration.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is the most common protocol used for monitoring network devices. It allows network administrators to monitor the module's performance, such as its CPU and memory usage, as well as its port status, and to receive notifications of any issues or errors.
Cisco also offers a variety of network management tools, such as Cisco Prime and Cisco DNA Center, which can be used to monitor and manage the SM-ES2-24-P service module and other Cisco devices on the network. These tools offer a graphical user interface (GUI) and provide additional features such as network visualization, troubleshooting, and security management.
Durability and Reliability
The SM-ES2-24-P Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch service module is designed to be durable and reliable, making it suitable for use in enterprise networks.
The module is built to withstand the rigors of a typical enterprise environment, including temperature changes, humidity, and vibration. It is also designed to be resistant to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI), which can cause disruptions to network performance.
The SM-ES2-24-P service module has been rigorously tested to ensure its reliability and performance. Cisco uses a variety of testing methods, such as stress testing, to verify the module's ability to operate under different conditions and to identify any potential issues.
In terms of software, Cisco's IOS software is a widely used, robust and stable network operating system that is known for its reliability and performance. It is regularly updated with security patches and new features to ensure the module stays up to date and secure.
Additionally, the module supports various features such as Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) that help to increase the network availability and reliability by providing redundancy and failover capabilities.
General Information about this SM-ES2-24-P
- Manufacturer Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# SM-ES2-24-P
- Product Type Ethernet Switch
Technical Information of Cisco Service Module
- Application/Usage : Data Networking
Interfaces/Ports of Cisco 24 Ports Switch
- Total Number of Network : 24 Ports
- 23 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX Network Auto-negotiation LAN
- 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Network Auto-negotiation Uplink
Dimension and Weight
- Height 1.6 Inch
- Width 8.1 Inch
- Depth 8.1 Inch
- Weight (Approximate) 2.18 lbs
Media & Performance
- Media Type Supported Twisted Pair
- Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet ,Fast Ethernet
- Network Technology 10/100/1000Base-T ,10/100Base-TX
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 configurations 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.
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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 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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