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Product Line: Cisco ME 3600X Series Ethernet Access Switches
Product Type: Ethernet Access Switch
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Product Description

The ME-3600X-24TS-M Cisco switch offers a forwarding bandwidth of 44 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 65 Mbps, with 1 GB DRAM and 64 MB each of Flash Memory and Packet Buffer. It features connectivity through 10/100/1000 BASE-T SFP Ports with RJ-45 connectors and includes comprehensive indicators such as Per-Port Status LEDs and System Status LED. The device operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, supports a power consumption of 192 W, and is designed for Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services, ensuring reliable network performance and scalability.

Key Feature for the ME-3600X-24TS-M

  • What is the forwarding bandwidth of the networking hardware?
    The forwarding bandwidth is 44 Gbps.
  • How much DRAM is available?
    The device comes with 1 GB of DRAM.
  • What type of connectors does the device support?
    Supports 10/100/1000 BASE-T SFP Ports with RJ-45 Connectors.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • Can you provide details on the power consumption?
    Power consumption is rated at 192 W.
  • What is the weight of the device?
    The device weighs 14.15 lbs.
  • Are there any VPN services supported?
    Yes, Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services are supported.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 205,863 Hours.
  • What are the acoustic noise levels?
    Acoustic noise is 43 dB (LpA), 5.4 Bel (LwA).
  • What is the range of DC input voltage?
    DC input voltage ranges from 18 VDC to 32 VDC, and 36 VDC to 72 VDC.

Product Review

The Cisco ME-3600X-24TS-M offers a forwarding bandwidth of 44 Gbps and a rate of 65 Mbps, supported by 1 GB of DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory, positioning it as a capable device for medium-scale network deployments. However, its power consumption of 192 W and acoustic noise level of 43 dB (LpA) may be considered drawbacks for environments where energy efficiency and noise are concerns. It provides a range of connectivity options with 10/100/1000 BASE-T SFP ports and comprehensive status indicators, but its operating temperature range from 0 °C to 40 °C and altitude limit may restrict its deployment in extreme conditions.


The Cisco ME-3600X-24TS-M is a network switch designed to cater to the needs of both Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services. It delivers exceptional performance with a forwarding bandwidth of 44 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 65 Mbps. This device is equipped with 1 GB of DRAM and 64 MB of Flash Memory, ensuring smooth operation and sufficient storage for the system's software. The packet buffer is also 64 MB, which helps in handling traffic spikes and maintaining efficient data transfer. Connectivity options on the Cisco ME-3600X-24TS-M are versatile, featuring 10/100/1000 BASE-T SFP Ports with RJ-45 connectors. This allows for a wide range of network configurations and connections, making it a flexible solution for various networking requirements. The switch also includes several indicators for monitoring its status, including per-port status LEDs, power input/output status LED, alarm status LED, Synch E status LED, and system status LED, providing clear and immediate feedback on the operational state of the device.
  • Forwarding Bandwidth: 44 Gbps
  • Forwarding Rate: 65 Mbps
  • DRAM: 1 GB
The hardware specifications show the switch's physical dimensions as having a height of 1.72 inches, a width of 17.50 inches, and a depth of 20.33 inches, with a weight of 14.15 lbs. This compact and lightweight design allows for easy installation in various environments. The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 205,863 hours, indicating high reliability and longevity of the device. Power consumption is another critical aspect, with the switch consuming 192 W. It supports a wide range of power inputs, including a minimum AC input voltage of 100 VAC and a maximum of 240 VAC, as well as DC input voltages ranging from 18 VDC to 32 VDC and 36 VDC to 72 VDC. This flexibility ensures the switch can operate in diverse power environments. Operating conditions are vital for ensuring the switch performs optimally. The Cisco ME-3600X-24TS-M can operate in temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C and at altitudes up to 3000 m. It can withstand relative humidity levels from 5% to 95% (non-condensing), making it suitable for a wide range of environmental conditions. Acoustic noise levels are maintained at 43 dB (LpA), with a sound power level of 5.4 Bel (LwA), ensuring a quiet operation that is critical in noise-sensitive environments. For storage, the device can be kept in temperatures ranging from -25 °C to 70 °C, with a maximum storage altitude of 15,000 ft. This shows the switch's robustness and durability, even when not in operation. In summary, the Cisco ME-3600X-24TS-M is a highly capable and reliable network switch that supports advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services. Its comprehensive hardware specifications, including high forwarding bandwidth and rate, ample memory, and versatile connectivity options, make it an ideal solution for managing efficient and flexible network infrastructures.


Model NumberCisco ME-3600X-24TS-M
Throughput Capacity44 Gigabits per second
Processing Rate65 Megapackets per second
System Memory1 Gigabyte
Storage Memory64 Megabytes
Buffer Size64 Megabytes
Port TypesGigabit Ethernet SFP Ports: RJ-45 Interface
Diagnostic IndicatorsLEDs for Port Activity, Power Status, Alarm Conditions, Synchronization, and System Operations
Device Height1.72 inches
Device Width17.50 inches
Device Depth20.33 inches
Device Weight14.15 pounds
Reliability205,863 Hours MTBF
Energy Demand192 Watts
AC Voltage Range100 to 240 Volts AC
DC Voltage Range18 to 32 Volts DC, 36 to 72 Volts DC
Temperature Range (Operational)0 to 40 Degrees Celsius
Maximum Operational Altitude3000 meters
Operational Humidity Range5% to 95% Non-Condensing
Sound Emission43 dB Sound Pressure Level, 5.4 Bels Sound Power Level
Temperature Range (Non-Operational)-25 to 70 Degrees Celsius
Non-Operational Altitude Limit15,000 feet
VPN CapabilitiesSupports Layer 2 & Layer 3 VPN

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