The WS-C2960S-24PD-L Cisco Catalyst switch is a powerful and feature-rich device that offers advanced networking capabilities for enterprise networks. Some of its key features include:
Power over Ethernet (PoE): This feature allows the switch to provide power to devices connected to it, such as IP phones and wireless access points, eliminating the need for additional power sources.
Advanced Security: The switch offers robust security features such as access control lists (ACLs) and 802.1x authentication, which can help prevent unauthorized access to the network.
Quality of Service (QoS): This feature allows the switch to prioritize network traffic based on different criteria, such as IP address, port number, and protocol, ensuring that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need.
StackWise technology: This technology allows multiple switches to be stacked and managed as a single logical unit, providing increased scalability and redundancy. This means that a single switch can be replaced without affecting the rest of the stack.
FlexStack Plus: This feature allows the switch to be managed as a single entity with a single IP address, providing easier management and improved network availability.
Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE): This feature reduces power consumption of the switch when there is low network utilization.
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): It provides automatic failover protection for the connections.
Remote Management: The switch can be managed remotely using SNMP, Telnet, and SSH, allowing network administrators to monitor and configure the switch from anywhere on the network.
IPv6 Support : The switch supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, allowing for a smooth transition to the next-generation Internet Protocol.
Power Options and Redundancy
The WS-C2960S-24PD-L Cisco Catalyst switch provides several options for power and redundancy.
The switch supports Cisco EnergyWise technology, which allows you to monitor and control the power consumption of your network devices. This can help you reduce energy costs by managing the power usage of your devices.
The switch can be powered by an external power supply, or it can be powered by an internal power supply. The internal power supply is designed to provide power to the switch and any connected devices.
The switch supports Cisco StackWise technology, which allows you to stack multiple switches together for increased capacity and ease of management. It also provides redundancy and high availability, so that if one switch fails, another switch can take over.
The switch also supports Cisco FlexStack, which allows you to add more switch to the current stack for more ports and bandwidth. With this feature, if one switch fails, another switch can take over without interruption of the services.
The switch also supports RSTP and MSTP, IEEE standards that provides redundancy and fast convergence in case of a link failure.
Durability and Reliability
The WS-C2960S-24PD-L Cisco Catalyst switch is designed to be durable and reliable for use in enterprise networks. Some of the features that contribute to its durability and reliability include:
Redundant power supplies: The switch is equipped with two power supplies, which provide redundancy in case one fails. This helps ensure that the switch will continue to operate even if a power supply fails.
Stackability: The switch is stackable, which means multiple units can be connected together to increase scalability and provide redundancy. This allows the switch to handle larger amounts of traffic and increases the overall reliability of the network.
Quality of Service (QoS): The switch supports QoS, which allows you to prioritize different types of network traffic to ensure that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need.
Compliance with industry standards: The switch has been tested to comply with industry standards for durability and reliability, such as UL, CE Mark, and FCC Class A emissions.
Management features: The switch supports various management features that help ensure high availability, such as SNMP, RMON, and CiscoWorks.