Model Number or SKU# WS-C2960X-24TS-LL
Product Line: Catalyst
Product Series: 2960-X
Product Name: Catalyst C2960X-24TS-LL Ethernet Switch
Product Type Ethernet Switch
Scalable networking refers to the ability of the WS-C2960X-24TS-LL Cisco Catalyst Switch to adapt and grow as the network expands. This switch is designed to support VLANs, which can segment a network into smaller, isolated subnets, making it easier to manage and secure. Additionally, the switch supports Quality of Service (QoS) which allows the network administrator to prioritize certain types of traffic, such as voice or video, over less critical traffic. This ensures that mission-critical applications receive the bandwidth they need to function properly.
Secure networking refers to the ability of the switch to protect the network from unauthorized access and attacks. The WS-C2960X-24TS-LL Cisco Catalyst Switch supports 802.1x authentication, which ensures that only authorized devices can access the network. Additionally, the switch has built-in security features like DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard, and Dynamic ARP Inspection to mitigate network attacks and improve security. The switch also supports FlexStack Stacking technology which allows multiple switches to be linked together for increased performance and simplified management. This allows for a more robust and secure network infrastructure.
Simplifying Network Management
The WS-C2960X-24TS-LL Cisco Catalyst Switch can be managed through a web interface or using Cisco's command-line interface, which simplifies network management. Features such as VLANs, QoS, and 802.1x authentication can be configured and managed through the web interface, allowing network administrators to easily segment and secure their network.
One of the main features that simplifies network management is the FlexStack stacking technology supported by the switch. This allows multiple switches to be linked together, creating a single management point for all the switches in the stack. This reduces the amount of time and resources needed to manage the network and allows for more efficient troubleshooting.
Additionally, the switch supports Cisco's EnergyWise technology, which allows the network administrator to monitor and control power consumption on the switch. This can help to reduce energy costs and improve overall efficiency.
In addition, the switch supports network management protocols like SNMP, and RMON which allows for remote monitoring and management of the switch, which further improves the ease of management.
Maintenance and Support
The WS-C2960X-24TS-LL Cisco Catalyst Switch is a managed switch, which means that it requires regular maintenance and support to ensure that it continues to operate properly. Some common maintenance tasks include:
Upgrading the software: Cisco releases software updates for its switches to fix bugs and add new features. It is important to keep the switch's software up-to-date to ensure that it is running the latest security patches and features.
Backing up the configuration: It is important to regularly backup the switch's configuration in case it needs to be restored in the event of a failure. This can be done through the switch's web interface or command-line interface.
Monitoring the switch's performance: The switch's performance should be monitored to ensure that it is operating correctly and to identify any potential issues before they become major problems.
Cleaning the switch: The switch should be kept clean to prevent dust buildup, which can cause overheating and damage to the switch.
Cisco provides different levels of support for its products, including hardware and software support, as well as advanced services such as network design and implementation. Customers can purchase extended warranty and support services to ensure that they have access to the resources they need to maintain and support their network.
In addition, Cisco has a large knowledge base which includes documentation, white papers and troubleshooting guides that can be helpful in maintaining and supporting the switch.