Introduction to the 24 Ports Switch
The WS-C3560-24TS-E is a Cisco Catalyst 3560 EMI (Enhanced Multilayer Image) switch that features 24 Fast Ethernet ports and is designed for small-to-medium-sized business networks. It offers advanced security, quality of service (QoS), and energy-efficient capabilities, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses looking to improve their network infrastructure. The switch also includes support for Cisco's EnergyWise technology, which helps to monitor and manage energy consumption of connected devices. Additionally, it supports PoE (Power over Ethernet) which allow to power IP phones and wireless access points directly from the switch.
Power Options and Redundancy
The WS-C3560-24TS-E Cisco Catalyst 3560 EMI Fast Ethernet switch has several power options and redundancy features to ensure reliable and continuous operation.
The switch can be powered by an external power supply or by an optional internal power supply.
The switch supports Cisco EnergyWise technology, which helps to reduce energy consumption by monitoring and controlling the power consumption of network devices.
The switch supports Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) for redundancy at the network layer.
The switch also supports Cisco StackWise technology for stacking multiple switches together for increased redundancy and ease of management.
Additionally, the switch supports Cisco IOS software, which provides a wide range of advanced security, QoS, and management features. It also supports the Cisco Redundant Power System (RPS) 2300, which enables a group of switches to share a common power supply to increase availability in the event of a power supply failure.
So the switch is designed with power options and redundancy features that help ensure reliable and continuous operation and it also supports Cisco EnergyWise technology to help reduce energy consumption.
Security and Management
The WS-C3560-24TS-E Cisco Catalyst 3560 EMI Fast EN 24 Ports Ethernet Switch is a managed switch that can be configured to provide various levels of network security. Some of the security features that can be configured on the switch include:
Access control lists (ACLs) to control access to the network based on IP address or other criteria
Virtual LANs (VLANs) to segment the network and restrict access between different VLANs
Port security to limit the number of MAC addresses that can be learned on a particular port
SSH and SSL for secure remote management
802.1x authentication to control access to the network based on user credentials
In terms of management, the switch can be configured and managed through the command-line interface (CLI) or through a web-based interface. The switch also supports SNMP for monitoring and management. Additionally, the switch supports Cisco's Network Assistant software, which allows for simplified management of multiple Cisco switches.