General Information about this Cisco WS-C3850-48F-S
Model Number or SKU# WS-C3850-48F-S
Product Line Catalyst
Product Series 3850
Product Type Ethernet Switch
The Cisco WS-C3850-48F-S Catalyst Layer 3 Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a high-performance switch designed for use in enterprise and service provider networks. It supports a wide range of features to help improve network performance and security, including Quality of Service (QoS), Power over Ethernet (PoE), and advanced security features such as access control lists and port security. The switch also supports stackable architecture, allowing you to connect multiple switches together to create a single, larger network. In terms of ports, the part has 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports, including four SFP (small form-factor pluggable) slots for connecting to other devices using fiber optic cables. The switch is designed to be easy to set up and configure, and comes with a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) to help you manage your network.
Compatibility of Cisco 48 Ports Switch
The Cisco WS-C3850-48F-S is a standalone switch and is not compatible with other models in the Cisco Catalyst 3850 series. However, it can be stacked with other 3850 series switches using the Cisco StackWise-480 technology, allowing you to create a single logical switch with up to 9 switches and 384 ports. When stacked, the switches share power, cooling, and a single management IP address. This allows you to manage the stack as a single entity and provides greater scalability and resiliency for your network.
In terms of software compatibility, the Cisco Part runs the Cisco IOS XE operating system, which is compatible with a wide range of networking protocols and features. You can use the switch with a variety of Cisco networking products, including routers, firewalls, and wireless access points, to create a complete and cohesive network solution.