The Cisco® Catalyst® 3560 Series is a line of fixed-configuration, enterprise-class switches that include IEEE 802.3af and Cisco prestandard Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality in Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet configurations. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 is an perfect access layer switch for small enterprise LAN access or branch-office environments, combining both 10/100/1000 and PoE configurations for maximum productivity and investment protection while enabling the deployment of new applications like IP telephony, wireless access, video surveillance, building management systems, and remote video kiosks. Customers can deploy networkwide intelligent services-such as advanced quality of service (QoS), rate limiting, access control lists (ACLs), multicast management, and high performance IP routing-while keeping the simplicity of traditional LAN switching. Accessible for the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series free of cost, the Cisco Network Assistant is a centralized management application that simplifies the management tasks for Cisco switches, routers, and wireless access points. Cisco Network Assistant provides configuration wizards that greatly simplify the implementation of converged networks and intelligent network solutions.
Small review of the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series :
Cisco has Established a new selection of Catalyst switches that boast 10Gbps throughput acceptable for high bandwidth applications like video.
The Cisco Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E switches comprise 10Gbps uplinks (updated from the dual Ethernet Gigabit uplink module). Cisco has also additional Power over Ethernet (PoE) to every interface of the new switches. It claimed the complete Class 3 15.4 watt energy delivery through every interface on the switch, was an “industry first”. The closet switches can be found in 24 and 48 port variant (all with PoE) and also have Cisco StackWise Plus that delivers simplicity of use and installation in addition to high performance and durability. Cisco said the switches will likely be backward-compatible using StackWise and incorporated together with Catalyst 3750 switches, Catalyst 3750 incorporated wireless Lan control and integrated services router.
Also unveiled at the Cisco Networkers conference was that the Firm’s Catalyst 3560 and 2960 compact switches that are fanless and meant for environments where sound can be an issue (like meeting rooms and classrooms). The business also declared its Redundant Power System 2300 will soon be accessible at the close of the month and costly . The Power System can join up to six devices and provides constant power to devices the moment its senses an inner electricity failure.Analysts stated that Cisco had laid the “preparation for advanced services installation for video and voice”. “The statements today will expand tremendously secure wired and wireless consumer access, while easing operations and network management for extended IT administrators,” said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president of enterprise research at economists Yankee Group.
The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series can Offer a lower overall Price Of possession for deployments that incorporate Cisco IP phones, Cisco Aironet ®wireless LAN (WLAN) access points, or any IEEE 802.3af-compliant wind device. PoE eliminates the need for wall power to each PoE-enabled apparatus and eliminates the cost for additional electrical cabling and circuits which would otherwise be required in IP phone and WLAN deployments. The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E 24-port PoE configurations may support 24 simultaneous full-powered PoE interfaces at 15.4W to get complete powered-device support. The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E 48-port PoE configurations may encourage 48 simultaneous full-powered PoE interfaces at 15.4W while using the discretionary 1150W electricity source. Instead, for deployments that don’t require whole PoE on all vents, a smaller power source may be utilised along with Cisco Catalyst Intelligent Power Management to encourage 24-port and 48-port PoE configurations.
Advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series:
The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E provides simplicity of use features like Cisco Smartports, that enable fast and effortless configuration of innovative Cisco Catalyst intelligent capacities, encapsulating years of Cisco networking experience. Cisco Smartports macros offer you a set of confirmed feature templates per link type which are simple to use, allowing users to constantly and reliably configure essential safety, IP telephony, availability, QoS, and manageability characteristics with minimal effort and experience.
Other simplicity of use features include:
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Autoconfiguration of multiple buttons via a boot server facilitates switch setup.
- Automated QoS (AutoQoS) simplifies QoS Setup in voice-over-IP (VoIP) networks by issuing interface and global switch commands to discover Cisco IP telephones, categorize visitors, and help empower egress queue settings.
- Autonegotiation on all ports automatically selects half- or full-duplex transmission mode to optimize bandwidth.
- Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) eases dynamic trunk configuration across all switch ports.
- Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) automates the creation of Cisco Fast EtherChannel® bands or Gigabit EtherChannel classes to connect to another switch, router, or server.
- Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) Enables the creation of Ethernet channeling with devices that conform to IEEE 802.3advertisement. This attribute is very similar to Cisco EtherChannel technologies and PAgP.
- Automatic media-dependent port Crossover (MDIX) automatically corrects transmit and receive pairs in case a wrong cable type (crossover or straight-through) is set up.
- Unidirectional Link Detection Protocol (UDLD) and Aggressive UDLD allow unidirectional links brought on by incorrect fiber-optic wiring or port faults to be detected and disabled on fiber-optic interfaces.
Availability and Scalability
The Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series is outfitted Using a strong set of characteristics that allow for network scalability and higher availability. This is accomplished via IP routing in addition to a comprehensive package of Spanning Tree Protocol improvements aimed to optimize accessibility in a Layer 2 network. Enhancements to the normal Spanning Tree Protocol, for example Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+), Uplink Quick, and Port Fast, in addition to innovations like Flexlink, optimize network uptime.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) autoconfiguration of multiple buttons via a boot server facilitates switch setup. Automatic QoS (AutoQoS) simplifies QoS settings in voice-over-IP (VoIP) networks by issuing interface and global switch commands to discover Cisco IP telephones, categorize visitors, and help empower egress queue settings. Autonegotiation on all ports automatically selects half- or full-duplex transmission mode to optimize bandwidth. Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) eases dynamic trunk configuration across all switch interfaces. Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) automates the creation of Cisco Fast EtherChannel® bands or Gigabit EtherChannel groups to connect to another switch, router, or server.Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) allows the creation of Ethernet channeling with devices that conform to IEEE 802.3advertisement. This attribute is very similar to Cisco EtherChannel technologies and PAgP. Automatic media-dependent port crossover (MDIX) automatically corrects transmit and receive pairs in case a wrong cable type (crossover or straight-through) is already installed. Unidirectional Link Detection Protocol (UDLD) and Aggressive UDLD allow unidirectional links brought on by incorrect fiber-optic wiring or port faults to be detected and disabled on fiber-optic interfaces.
Video of the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series:
Cisco Express Forwarding hardware routing structure delivers Exceptionally high-energy IP routing in the Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series Switches. Fundamental IP unicast routing protocols (Static, Routing Information Protocol Version 1 [RIPv1], and RIPv2, RIPng, EIGRP stub) Are encouraged for small-network routing software. Advanced IP unicast routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, and BGPv4) are encouraged For load balancing and constructing scalable LANs. IPv6 routing (OSPFv3 and EIGRPv6) is supported in hardware for optimum performance. The IP Services Feature set is demanded. Equal-cost routing eases Layer 3 load balancing and redundancy. Policy-based Routing (PBR) enables superior management by easing flow redirection no matter Of the routing protocol configured. The IP Services feature set is demanded. HSRP Offers dynamic load balancing and failover for Routed links up to 32 unique HSRP links confirmed per unit. The group number May be reused for every VLAN configured at the switch.Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) for IP multicast routing is encouraged, including PIM sparse mode (PIM-SM), Source Specific Multicast (SSM), PIM dense mode (PIM-DM), PIM sparse-dense style and Source Specific Multicast (SSM). The IP Services include set is required.Web Control Caching Protocol (WCCPv2) empowers Wide Area Acceleration Services (WAAS), leading to Improved application response period and conservation of WAN bandwidth.Fallback bridging forward non-IP traffic involving two or more VLANs. The IP Services feature set is demanded.
|Ports & Interface||Primary Ports|
48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports and 4 SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet ports
Primary Port Speed
MAC Address Table
up to 12,000
|Buffer Memory||128 MB DRAM|
32 MB Flash memory
|Security||IEEE 802.1x allows dynamic, port-based security, providing user authentication.|
IEEE 802.1x with VLAN assignment allows a dynamic VLAN assignment for a specific user regardless of where the user is connected.
IEEE 802.1x with voice VLAN permits an IP phone to access the voice VLAN irrespective of the authorized or unauthorized state of the port.
IEEE 802.1x and port security are provided to authenticate the port and manage network access for all MAC addresses, including those of the client.
IEEE 802.1x with an ACL assignment allows for specific identity-based security policies regardless of where the user is connected.
IEEE 802.1x with Guest VLAN allows guests without 802.1x clients to have limited network access on the guest VLAN.
CISCO security VLAN ACLs (VACLs) on all VLANs prevent unauthorized data flows from being bridged within VLANs.
CISCO standard and extended IP security router ACLs (RACLs) define security policies on routed interfaces for control- and data-plane traffic.
Port-based ACLs (PACLs) for Layer 2 interfaces allow application of security policies on individual switch ports.
Unicast MAC filtering prevents the forwarding of any type of packet with a matching MAC address.
Unknown unicast and multicast port blocking allows tight control by filtering packets that the switch has not already learned how to forward.
SSHv2, Kerberos, and SNMPv3 provide network security by encrypting administrator traffic during Telnet and SNMP sessions. SSHv2, Kerberos, and the cryptographic version of SNMPv3 require a special cryptographic software image because of U.S. export restrictions.
Private VLAN provides security and isolation between switch ports, helping ensure that users cannot snoop on other users’ traffic.
Bidirectional data support on the Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) port allows the CISCO Secure Intrusion Detection System (IDS) to take action when an intruder is detected.
|Cabling||10BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, two-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cabling|
10BASE-T PoE ports: RJ-45 connectors, two-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 UTP cabling power pins 1,2 (negative) and 3,6 (positive)
100BASE-TX ports: RJ-45 connectors, two-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
100BASE-TX PoE ports: RJ-45 connectors, two-pair Category 5 UTP cabling, power on pins 1,2 (negative) and 3,6 (positive)
1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, four-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
1000BASE-T SFP-based ports: RJ-45 connectors, four-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
1000BASE-SX, -LX/LH, -ZX, and CWDM SFP-based ports: LC fiber connectors (single/multimode fiber)
CISCO Catalyst 3560 SFP Interconnect Cable: two-pair shielded cabling, 50 cm
Management console port: RJ-45-to-DB-9 cable for PC connections; for terminal connections, use RJ-45- to-DB-25 female data-terminal-equipment (DTE) adaptor (can be ordered separately from CISCO; part number ACS-DSBUASYN=)
|Per-port status LEDs: Link integrity, disabled, activity, speed, full-duplex indications, PoE applied, PoE error, and PoE disabled indications|
System-status LEDs: System, RPS, link status, link duplex, link speed, and PoE indications
|Power||100–240 VAC (autoranging), 3.0–1.5A, 50–60Hz|
|1RU fixed-configuration, multilayer switch|
Enterprise-class intelligent services delivered to the network edge
IP Base license (formerly SMI) installed
Basic RIP and static routing, upgradeable to full dynamic IP routing
Granular Rate Limiting
|Dimensions & Weight|
|17.5″ x 16.1″ x 1.7″|
|Environmental Temperature||0ºC to 45ºC (32ºF to 113ºF)|
|Humidity||10 to 85% (noncondensing)|