Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series switches family is bigger and bigger. A few times ago, we found that this family increase a new member: the 2960-L series, Layer-2 switches.
Today, we’d like to talk about this new series.
Cisco Catalyst 2960-L series switches deliver 8, 16, 24 and 48 ports models in LAN Lite feature. These new switches also provide PoE function, and fanless design. They are ideal for branch offices, conventional workspaces, and out-of-wiring closet applications.
Cisco Catalyst 2960-L switches feature:
☆ 8, 16, 24, or 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports with line-rate forwarding
☆ 2 or 4 Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) uplinks
☆ Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support with up to 370W of power budget
☆ Fanless operation and operational temperature up to 55°C for deployment outside the wiring closet
☆ Higher mean time between failure (MTBF) because they have no moving mechanical parts
☆ Less than 11.5-inch depth fit in use cases with space limitation
☆ Reduced power consumption and advanced energy management features
☆ RJ45 and USB console access for simplified operations
☆ Intuitive web UI for easy deployment and management
☆ Cisco IOS® Software features
☆ Enhanced limited lifetime warranty (E-LLW) offering next-business-day hardware replacement
The 2960-L switches include eight platforms. See this table to know their configurations.
|Product ID||10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports||Uplink Interfaces||Available PoE Power||Fanless||Dimensions (H x D x W)||Weight|
|WS-C2960L-8TS-LL||8||2 SFP||–||Y||1.73 x 8.45 x 10.56 in. (4.4 x 21.5 x 26.8 cm)||4.45 lb (2.02 kg)|
|WS-C2960L-8PS-LL||8||2 SFP||67W||Y||1.73 x 9.45 x 10.56 in. (4.4 x 24 x 26.8 cm)||5.64 lb (2.56 kg)|
|WS-C2960L-16TS-LL||16||2 SFP||–||Y||1.73 x 8.45 x 10.56 in. (4.4 x 21.5 x 26.8 cm)||4.53 lb (2.06 kg)|
|WS-C2960L-16PS-LL||16||2 SFP||120W||Y||1.73 x 9.45 x 10.56 in. (4.4 x 24 x 26.8 cm)||5.73 lb (2.6 kg)|
|WS-C2960L-24TS-LL||24||4 SFP||–||Y||1.73 x 9.45 x 17.5 in. (4.4 x 24 x 44.5 cm)||6.61 lb (3.0 kg)|
|WS-C2960L-24PS-LL||24||4 SFP||195W||Y||1.73 x 10.45 x 17.5 in. (4.4 x 26.5 x 44.5 cm)||7.63 lb (3.46 kg)|
|WS-C2960L-48TS-LL||48||4 SFP||–||Y||1.73 x 9.45 x 17.5 in. (4.4 x 24 x 44.5 cm)||7.21 lb (3.27 kg)|
|WS-C2960L-48PS-LL||48||4 SFP||370W||N||1.73 x 11.5 x 17.5 in. (4.4 x 29.2 x 44.5 cm)||10.25 lb (4.65 kg)|
Cisco Catalyst 2960-L series switches’ appearances are similar with other 2960 series switches’.
Next figure tells you the products’ overviews.
This table shows the specification.
|8 Port||16 Port||24 Port||48 Port|
|USB-A port for storage and Bluetooth console||1||1||1||1|
|Memory and Processor|
|CPU||ARMv7 800 MHz||ARMv7 800 MHz||ARMv7 800 MHz||ARMv7 800 MHz|
|DRAM||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB|
|Flash memory||256 MB||256 MB||256 MB||256 MB|
|Forwarding bandwidth||10 Gbps||18 Gbps||28 Gbps||52 Gbps|
|Switching bandwidth||20 Gbps||36 Gbps||56 Gbps||104 Gbps|
|Forwarding rate (64-byte L3 packets)||14.88 Mpps||26.78 Mpps||41.67 Mpps||77.38 Mpps|
Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches offers simple and convenient functions. They are less powerful than other 2960 series switches. However, they are less cost and energy-efficient.