General Information about this Cisco WS-C2960S-24PS-L
Part Number or SKU# WS-C2960S-24PS-L
Product Line: Catalyst
Product Series: 2960
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Introduction to the 24 Ports Switch
Cisco Catalyst switches are a line of network switches that are designed for use in enterprise network environments. The Cisco Catalyst Ethernet 24 Ports Managed Switch is a device that allows you to connect and manage up to 24 Ethernet devices, such as computers, servers, and other networking equipment. It can be managed through a web-based graphical user interface or through a command-line interface. The switch is designed to be scalable and flexible, with a range of features and options that allow you to customize it to meet the needs of your network. Some of the features of the Cisco Catalyst Ethernet 24 Ports Managed Switch include:
24 Ethernet ports for connecting devices
Support for Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet speeds
Web-based graphical user interface for easy management and configuration
Quality of Service (QoS) features for optimizing network performance
Security features such as access control lists (ACLs) and password protection
Energy-efficient design to help reduce power consumption
Support for advanced features such as link aggregation and VLANs (virtual LANs)
Remote Management and Monitoring
Remote management and monitoring of the WS-C2960S-24PS-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 Ethernet 24 Ports Managed Switch allows network administrators to access and manage the switch from a remote location, rather than having to be physically present at the switch.
One way to remotely manage the switch is by using the Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) software tool. CNA provides a centralized management interface for multiple Cisco switches, allowing administrators to configure and monitor the switch's settings, ports, and features.
Another method for remote management is through the use of the command-line interface (CLI) via Telnet or SSH. Telnet and SSH protocols allows an administrator to connect to the switch remotely and access the CLI, where they can issue commands and configure the switch.
Additionally, the switch supports the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), which allows it to be integrated with a network management system (NMS). This allows administrators to monitor the switch's performance, status, and other parameters, as well as receive notifications of any issues or errors.
Remote management and monitoring can be useful in situations where the switch is located in a remote location and it is not feasible for administrators to be physically present, or for monitoring multiple devices from one central location.
Security and Quality of Service
The WS-C2960S-24PS-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 Ethernet 24 Ports Managed Switch offers various security and Quality of Service (QoS) features to help protect the network and ensure optimal performance.
Security features include:
Access Control Lists (ACLs) to restrict access to specific network resources
Virtual LANs (VLANs) to segment the network and isolate different types of traffic
IEEE 802.1X port-based authentication to secure access to the network
Cisco TrustSec for security grouping and policy enforcement
Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for secure remote management
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) for network access control and posture assessment
Quality of Service (QoS) features include:
Class of Service (CoS) to prioritize different types of traffic
Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED) to prevent network congestion
Low Latency Queuing (LLQ) to ensure that time-sensitive traffic is delivered promptly
Traffic policing and shaping to control bandwidth usage
These security and QoS features help to ensure that the network is protected from unauthorized access, and that important data is prioritized for a better performance.