General Information about Cisco WS-C2960S-F24PS-L
Model Number or SKU# WS-C2960S-F24PS-L
Product Line Catalyst
Product Series 2960-S
Product Name Catalyst C2960S-F24PS-L Ethernet Switch
Product Type Ethernet Switch
The WS-C2960S-F24PS-L is a Cisco Catalyst 2960 SF Series switch. It is a Layer 2 switch that is designed for use in small to medium-sized enterprise networks. The switch has 24 Ethernet ports, with 24 ports of PoE (Power over Ethernet) capability. The "S" in the model number indicates that the switch is a stackable device, meaning that multiple switches can be connected together to form a single, logical switch. The "F" in the model number indicates that the switch supports "FlexStack", which is a Cisco proprietary stacking technology that allows for the management of multiple switches as a single entity. The "PS" in the model number indicates that the switch supports PoE. The "L" in the model number indicates that the switch is a LAN base model, this means that it supports basic Layer 2 switching functionality and is designed to handle the needs of a typical enterprise network.
Performance and Reliability
The WS-C2960S-F24PS-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 SF Series switch is designed for high performance. The switch provides a switching capacity of up to 52 Gbps, which means it can handle a large amount of network traffic and is capable of forwarding packets at a rate of up to 38.69 million packets per second (mpps). This makes it suitable for small to medium-sized businesses, branch offices, and enterprise edge networks that require high-performance switching solutions.
The switch also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and access control lists (ACLs) that help prioritize and secure network traffic. QoS allows you to configure the switch to prioritize certain types of traffic, such as voice and video, ensuring that these critical applications receive the bandwidth they need to function properly. ACLs allow you to configure the switch to restrict access to certain parts of the network based on various criteria, such as IP address, port number, and protocol.
Additionally, the switch supports link aggregation, which allows you to bundle multiple physical links together to form a single logical link, providing increased bandwidth and redundancy. This allows you to increase the overall bandwidth of the switch by aggregating multiple ports together, providing a higher level of availability and reliability in case of a link failure.
Interface Provided for Digital Workplace
The WS-C2960S-F24PS-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 SF Series switch provides a variety of interfaces that can be used in a digital workplace.
First, it has 24 Ethernet ports, which can be used to connect devices such as computers, servers, and IP phones to the network. These ports support Power over Ethernet (PoE), which allows devices such as IP phones and wireless access points to be powered over the Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate power supplies.
Additionally, it has 4 SFP uplink ports for fiber connectivity, which can be used to connect to other switches or routers for increased bandwidth and longer distance than copper connections. These SFP ports can support various types of fiber optics such as 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX/LH, 1000BASE-ZX, and SFP-GE-S.
The switch also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and access control lists (ACLs) that can be used to prioritize and secure network traffic. This can be useful for a digital workplace where different applications may have different requirements for network bandwidth and security.
The switch also supports Cisco IOS Software, which provides advanced security and network management features, including the ability to perform software upgrades without disrupting network operations, which can be very useful in a digital workplace where network uptime is crucial.