General Information about Cisco this WS-C2960S-48LPS-L
Model Number or SKU# WS-C2960S-48LPS-L
Product Line: Catalyst
Product Series: 2960
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
The Cisco WS-C2960S-48LPS-L is a fixed-configuration, stackable Gigabit Ethernet switch that provides 48 ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps connectivity. It is part of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-S series of switches, which are designed for enterprise-class access and distribution applications. This Product switch supports a number of features and capabilities to help improve network performance, including:
IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Cisco Universal PoE (UPOE) for powering IP phones, wireless access points, and other PoE-enabled devices
Quality of Service (QoS) for prioritizing network traffic and improving the performance of real-time applications
Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) for reducing power consumption and improving energy efficiency
Jumbo frames (up to 9216 bytes) for improved performance in environments with large file transfers
Cisco StackPower, which allows for the sharing of power resources between stackable switches
Port Configurations and Capabilities of the Switch
The Cisco WS-C2960S-48LPS-L Catalyst 2960S 48 Ports Gigabit PoE Switch has the following port configurations and capabilities:
48 Gigabit Ethernet ports: These ports support data transfer speeds of up to 1000 Mbps and can be used to connect devices such as computers, servers, printers, and other network devices.
PoE/PoE+ capability: The switch supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) technologies, which allows it to provide power to connected devices over the Ethernet cables. With PoE, the switch can provide up to 15.4 watts of power per port, while with PoE+ it can provide up to 30 watts of power per port.
4 SFP ports: These Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports allow for fiber optic connectivity, which can be useful for connecting devices over longer distances or in environments where electromagnetic interference (EMI) may be a concern.
Port security: The switch supports various port security features such as MAC address filtering, port-based authentication, and 802.1x authentication, which can help to prevent unauthorized access to the network.
VLAN support: The switch supports Virtual LAN (VLAN) technology, which allows for logical segmentation of the network and can help to improve network security and performance.
Quality of Service (QoS): The switch supports QoS features such as traffic prioritization and classification, which can help to ensure that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and network resources.
Link aggregation: The switch supports link aggregation technology, which allows for the grouping of multiple physical ports into a single logical port for increased bandwidth and redundancy.
VLANs and Trunking Supported by the Switch
The Cisco WS-C2960S-48LPS-L Catalyst 2960S 48 Ports Gigabit PoE Switch supports both VLANs and trunking.
VLANs: The switch supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging, which enables the creation of multiple VLANs on a single physical switch. This allows the switch to separate network traffic into different VLANs, which can improve network performance, increase security, and simplify network management. The switch supports up to 4096 VLANs.
Trunking: The switch supports IEEE 802.1Q trunking, which allows multiple VLANs to be carried over a single trunk link between switches. This enables the switch to extend VLANs across the network and support inter-VLAN routing. The switch also supports the Cisco proprietary Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP), which allows the switch to negotiate the trunking mode with other Cisco switches.