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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst Switches
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The SM-ES3-24-P Cisco module features 24 Ethernet ports, with 23 ports supporting 10/100 Mbps and 1 port supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps, designed for versatile network connections including Cisco IP phones, wireless access points, and workstations. It operates on both Layer 2 and Layer 3, facilitating advanced network management and configuration via the Cisco Command-Line Interface, without support for SFP modules or a physical console interface. The module supports autonegotiation for speed and duplex settings across ports, featuring half and full duplex operation, complemented by LED indicators for port and system status, enhancing network monitoring and troubleshooting efforts.

Key Feature for the SM-ES3-24-P

  • What is the port type of this Ethernet device?
    The port type is Ethernet.
  • How many ports does the device have, and what are their speeds?
    It has 24 ports, with 23 ports supporting 10/100 Mbps and 1 port supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps.
  • Can this device support both Layer 2 and Layer 3 operations?
    Yes, it supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 operations.
  • Does the device provide support for Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connections?
    Yes, it supports both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connections with RJ-45 connectors.
  • Is there a physical console interface available for management?
    No, there is no physical console interface.
  • Can the device support Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers?
    No, SFP support is not available on this device.
  • What options are available for port operation in terms of speed and duplex?
    Ports operate at half or full duplex at 10/100 Mbps, and the 10/100/1000 port supports full duplex at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps.
  • How does the device handle port setup for speed and duplex?
    Port setup for speed and duplex is managed through autonegotiation.
  • What are the primary applications for this network device?
    It is used for connecting Cisco IP phones, Cisco wireless access points, workstations, and other network devices.
  • How is the device configured?
    The device is configured using the Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI) with confirmation code 508.

Product Review

The Cisco SM-ES3-24-P module offers a blend of 23 Fast Ethernet ports and one Gigabit Ethernet port, catering to diverse network speed requirements and facilitating connectivity to various devices such as Cisco IP phones and wireless access points. While it supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 operations, enabling versatile network configuration and segmentation capabilities, the absence of SFP support and a physical console interface limits its flexibility in uplink connections and direct management. Additionally, its configuration solely through the Cisco Command-Line Interface may present a learning curve for new users but ensures detailed control for experienced network engineers.


The Cisco SM-ES3-24-P is a versatile networking module designed to enhance the capabilities of Cisco Integrated Services Routers. It features a total of 24 Ethernet ports, with 23 ports supporting 10/100 Mbps speed and one port supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps speed, making it suitable for various network demands. This module operates efficiently in both Layer 2 and Layer 3, ensuring comprehensive data packet routing and switching capabilities. This single wide form factor module is engineered to facilitate fast Ethernet connections using RJ-45 connectors, ensuring reliable and high-speed network connectivity. Additionally, it supports gigabit Ethernet connections through the RJ-45 connectors for the single port designed to handle higher speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. This flexibility in speed and connection types makes the Cisco SM-ES3-24-P an ideal choice for businesses looking to connect Cisco IP phones, wireless access points, workstations, and other network devices seamlessly. Despite its advanced features, the module does not support a physical console interface or SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) connections, focusing instead on direct Ethernet connections. Port operations are versatile, offering half duplex and full duplex modes, with the ability to operate at 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps on the 10/100 ports, and up to 1000 Mbps on the gigabit port. The module supports auto-negotiation for speed and duplex settings, simplifying network setup and ensuring optimal performance. The enable LED and port LEDs provide quick visual feedback on the status and activity of the module and its ports, with the enable LED having three states and the port LED having six states. This feature is particularly useful for network administrators for at-a-glance monitoring. Configuration of the Cisco SM-ES3-24-P is facilitated through the Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI), offering a robust method for network professionals to customize and manage network settings efficiently. The module supports a wide range of configuration options, ensuring that it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of various network environments.
  • Supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 operations, providing flexible network layering and management options.
  • Features 24 Ethernet ports with support for fast and gigabit Ethernet connections, catering to diverse network requirements.
  • Enables easy configuration and management through the Cisco CLI, supporting a wide range of network customization and optimization features.
Port numbering is intuitive, arranged from right to left and top to bottom, which simplifies the physical connection process and aids in maintaining organized network setups. The module's design and operational features make it a valuable addition to Cisco Integrated Services Routers, enhancing network performance and connectivity options for businesses of all sizes. In summary, the Cisco SM-ES3-24-P is engineered to meet the demands of modern networks, offering a blend of speed, flexibility, and ease of use. Its comprehensive feature set ensures that businesses can create a reliable, high-performance network infrastructure that supports a wide range of devices and applications.


Item Identifier Cisco SM-ES3-24-P
Total Ports 24
Type of Ports Ethernet
Port Transmission Rates 10/100 Mbps for 23 ports, 10/100/1000 Mbps for 1 port
Module Form Single Wide
Support for Layer 2 Yes
Support for Layer 3 Yes
100 Mbps Connectivity Available with RJ-45 Interface
1 Gbps Connectivity Available with RJ-45 Interface
Management via Physical Console No
Compatibility with SFP Modules No
Operation Modes for Ports Half/Full Duplex at 10/100 Mbps for Ethernet ports, Full Duplex at 10/100/1000 Mbps for Gigabit port
Automatic Port Configuration Yes
Status Indicator for Power Yes
Indicators for Ports Yes
Status Variants for Power Indicator 3
Status Variants for Port Indicators 6
Use Cases Integration with Cisco IP phones, wireless access points, desktops, and various network peripherals
Support for Configuration Yes
Configuration Protocol Via Cisco CLI
CLI Verification Identifier 508
Arrangement of Ports Right to left, top to bottom

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