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Product Line: Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switches
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
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Product Description

The SM-X-ES3-16-P is a Cisco EtherSwitch service module featuring 16 Gigabit ports with speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, designed for seamless integration with Cisco 4451-X, and 2900 and 3900 Series Integrated Services Routers. It supports both Layer 2 switching LAN Base and Layer 2/3 switching IP Base, ensuring versatile network management capabilities. The module operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, has dimensions of 20.6 cm width, 20.7 cm height, and 4 cm depth, and weighs 0.9 kg, with additional features including POE+ capability, MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB), and Multidomain Authentication.

Key Feature for the SMXES316P

  • What is the default software on this network switch?
    The default software is LAN Base.
  • How many Gigabit Ethernet ports does the device offer?
    It offers 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • Is the device capable of Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) functionality?
    Yes, the device is PoE+ capable.
  • What minimum Cisco EtherSwitch release is required for this device?
    The minimum Cisco EtherSwitch release required is 15.0(2)EJ.
  • Does the device support Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching?
    Yes, it supports both Layer 2 switching with LAN Base and Layer 2/3 switching with IP Base.
  • What is the minimum operating temperature for the device?
    The minimum operating temperature is 0 °C.
  • Can this device be used with Cisco 4451-X and Cisco 3900 and 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers?
    Yes, it is compatible with Cisco 4451-X and Cisco 3900 and 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the device?
    The device measures 20.6 cm in width, 20.7 cm in height, and 4 cm in depth.
  • Does the device support MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB)?
    Yes, it supports MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB).
  • What is the device's weight?
    The device weighs 0.9 kg.

Product Review

The Cisco SM-X-ES3-16-P module offers 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports, providing high-speed connectivity and efficient Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching capabilities, suitable for expanding network infrastructure. It supports Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), enhancing its utility for powering connected devices directly through Ethernet cables, a significant advantage in deploying VoIP phones and wireless access points. However, its operation is limited to specific Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR), namely the 4451-X, 3900, and 2900 series, which could restrict its application in environments not utilizing these models.


The Cisco SM-X-ES3-16-P is a service module designed to enhance the capabilities of Cisco Integrated Services Routers, specifically the 4451-X and the 2900 and 3900 series. This module provides a significant extension in terms of network connectivity and services, featuring sixteen Gigabit Ethernet ports that support speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps. This capability ensures that the module can handle high-bandwidth applications, making it suitable for a variety of network environments. One of the key highlights of the Cisco SM-X-ES3-16-P is its support for both Layer 2 switching with LAN Base feature set and Layer 2/3 switching with IP Base feature set. This dual functionality allows for flexible deployment options, catering to different network requirements. The module comes with the LAN Base software by default, but it is compatible with the IP Base software for more advanced networking features. The hardware specifications of the Cisco SM-X-ES3-16-P include a compact form factor with a width of 20.6 cm, a height of 20.7 cm, and a depth of 4 cm. Despite its small size, it packs a considerable punch in terms of performance. The unit weighs 0.9 kg, making it lightweight and easy to install in compatible routers. For operating conditions, the module is designed to function optimally within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C when operational and can withstand non-operational temperatures from -20 °C up to 65 °C. Humidity tolerance is also accounted for, with operational humidity range set between 5% to 85%, and non-operational humidity can range from 5% to 95%, ensuring durability and reliability across various environmental conditions. Additional features that enhance the usability and security of the Cisco SM-X-ES3-16-P include: - POE+ Capable: This feature allows the module to deliver power over Ethernet to connected devices, such as IP phones and wireless access points, simplifying the network infrastructure by reducing the need for additional power sources. - MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) Support: MAB provides a method for devices that do not support 802.1X to authenticate on the network, enhancing the security of network access. - Multidomain Authentication: This allows a single port to provide network access to multiple authenticated devices, streamlining the authentication process for devices in different domains. To ensure compatibility and optimal performance, the Cisco SM-X-ES3-16-P requires a minimum software environment that includes Cisco EtherSwitch Release 15.0(2)EJ, Cisco IOS M&T Software Release 15.3(3)M, and Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.10 for routers. In summary, the Cisco SM-X-ES3-16-P is a compact, yet powerful, service module that significantly expands the networking capabilities of Cisco Integrated Services Routers. Its support for high-speed Gigabit Ethernet connections, advanced Layer 2/3 switching capabilities, and essential security features make it an invaluable component for modern network infrastructures.


Item NumberCisco SM-X-ES3-16-P
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Quantity16
Base Layer 2 Switching CapabilityLAN Base
Layer 2 and 3 Switching CapabilityIP Base
Form FactorSingle
Initial Software VersionLAN Base
Earliest Compatible Cisco EtherSwitch Version15.0(2)EJ
Earliest Cisco IOS M&T Version15.3(3)M
Initial Cisco IOS XE Version for Router3.10
Unit Width20.6 cm
Unit Height20.7 cm
Unit Depth4 cm
Unit Weight0.9 kg
Operating Temperature Range Low0 °C
Operating Temperature Range High40 °C
Storage Temperature Range Low-20 °C
Storage Temperature Range High65 °C
Operational Humidity Range Low5%
Operational Humidity Range High85%
Non-Operational Humidity Range Low5%
Non-Operational Humidity Range High95%
Support for Power Over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)Yes
Compatible Cisco Router ModelsCisco 4451-X, 3900 and 2900 Series
Support for MAC Authentication BypassYes
Support for Multidomain AuthenticationYes
Ethernet Port Speed10/100/1000 Mbps

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