A PICS Telecom 101 on the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series from the Cisco Catalyst platform
The Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series is a versatile line of stackable and standalone switches that offer Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, advanced security features, and options for Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality. With support for stacking, energy efficiency, and various management tools, these switches provide a reliable and adaptable solution for enterprise networking needs.
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- Gigabit Ethernet: The switches offer Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for fast data transfer rates and reliable network performance.
- Stacking: The Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series supports stacking, allowing you to combine multiple switches into a single logical unit for improved scalability, redundancy, and simplified management.
- Flexible Ports: These switches come with various port configurations, including Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, providing flexibility to accommodate different network requirements.
- Energy Efficiency: The switches incorporate Cisco’s Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and other power-saving features, contributing to reduced power consumption and operational costs.
- Layer 2 and Layer 3: The series supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality, enabling advanced routing and switching capabilities for efficient network design.
- Advanced Security: The Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series offers security features such as Cisco TrustSec, MACsec encryption, and Access Control Lists (ACLs) for enhanced network protection.
- Quality of Service (QoS): QoS capabilities allow you to prioritize critical applications and traffic, ensuring optimal performance for different types of data flows.
- Advanced Management: The switches provide support for Cisco’s Network Assistant and other management tools for easier configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
- Standalone or Stacking Flexibility: The series offers the choice between standalone operation or stacking, giving you flexibility in how you design and manage your network.
- Redundancy and Resilience: The Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series switches include features like Redundant Power Supplies (RPS) and hot-swappable fans to enhance network availability and reliability.