General Information about WS-C3560X-24T-S
Model Number or SKU# WS-C3560X-24T-S
Product Line Catalyst
Product Series 3560-X
Product Name: Catalyst WS-C3560X-24T-S Ethernet Switch
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
The WS-C3560X-24T-S is a Cisco Catalyst 3560-X series switch that is designed for enterprise-class access and distribution layer network deployments. This switch features 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which provide high-speed connectivity for wired devices in the network. The switch is fully manageable, which allows for configuration and monitoring of the switch through a web interface or command-line interface. This feature provides network administrators with the flexibility to manage the switch remotely and troubleshoot network issues as they arise.
The WS-C3560X-24T-S supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) which allows for prioritizing different types of traffic to ensure that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need. Additionally, the switch supports security features that enable network administrators to secure their network from potential threats. Power over Ethernet (PoE) is also supported, which allows for powering devices such as IP phones and wireless access points directly from the switch, eliminating the need for additional power supplies.
The switch is stackable, which allows multiple units to be connected and managed as a single entity. This provides scalability and redundancy for large network deployments, making it easier to add or remove switches as the network grows. The switch also supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) which reduces power consumption during periods of low data activity.
Advanced Routing and Switching
The WS-C3560X-24T-S Cisco Catalyst 3560-X series switch supports advanced routing and switching capabilities that provide improved network performance and flexibility. Some of these features include:
Layer 3 routing: The switch supports IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols such as Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) which allows for routing packets between VLANs and different networks.
Virtual LANs (VLANs): The switch supports VLANs, which allows for segmenting a physical network into multiple logical networks. This improves security and organization of a network.
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): The switch supports LACP, which allows for bundling multiple physical ports into a single logical link. This increases bandwidth and provides redundancy in case of a port failure.
Quality of Service (QoS): The switch supports QoS which allows for prioritizing different types of traffic to ensure that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need.
Access Control Lists (ACLs): The switch supports ACLs which allow for filtering of inbound and outbound traffic based on specified criteria. This improves security by blocking unwanted traffic and allowing only authorized traffic to pass through the network.
Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS): The switch supports MPLS, which allows for efficient routing of data packets by using labels instead of traditional IP addresses and routing tables.
Advanced Security: The switch supports various security features such as Cisco TrustSec and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) for advanced network access control and security management.
These advanced routing and switching capabilities of the WS-C3560X-24T-S Cisco Catalyst 3560-X series switch provide network administrators with the flexibility and control they need to optimize network performance and security.
Quality of Service (QoS) Capabilities
The WS-C3560X-24T-S Cisco Catalyst 3560-X series switch supports a variety of Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities that allow network administrators to prioritize different types of traffic to ensure that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need. Some of the QoS capabilities of the WS-C3560X-24T-S include:
Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ): This feature allows for prioritizing traffic based on class, ensuring that critical traffic is sent before less important traffic.
Low Latency Queuing (LLQ): This feature allows for prioritizing delay-sensitive traffic such as voice and video, ensuring that these types of traffic are sent with minimal delay.
Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED): This feature allows for controlling congestion by randomly dropping less important traffic when the switch's buffer is full.
Traffic shaping and policing: This feature allows for controlling the rate at which traffic is sent and received, ensuring that the switch does not become overwhelmed with traffic.
Multi-Field Classifier (MFC): This feature allows for creating complex policies based on multiple match conditions such as IP address, protocol, and port number.
Queue Management: The switch supports different types of queue management such as priority queue, custom queue, and weighted round robin queue.
These QoS capabilities of the WS-C3560X-24T-S Cisco Catalyst 3560-X series switch provide network administrators with the tools they need to ensure that critical traffic is sent before less important traffic, reducing the chances of congestion and ensuring that delay-sensitive traffic is sent with minimal delay.