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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst Switches
Product Type: Network Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $969.00
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$0.00 - $969.00
Current price $969.00
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Product Description

The WS-C2960X-24PD-L Cisco switch features 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces, designed to support high-speed connectivity and future-proofing network infrastructure. It is equipped with a 370 W power budget for Power over Ethernet (PoE), facilitating deployment of VoIP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras without the need for additional power supplies. With a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps, a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps, and a forwarding rate of 95.2 Mpps, this switch ensures efficient data processing and traffic management across all connected devices.

Key Feature for the WS-C2960X-24PD-L

  • Q: How many Ethernet interfaces does the switch have, and what type are they?
    A: The switch has 24 Ethernet interfaces, with each being a 10/100/1000 type.
  • Q: What type of uplink interfaces are supported by the device?
    A: The device supports 2 uplink interfaces of the SFP+ type.
  • Q: Can you specify the feature set available on this switch?
    A: The switch comes with the LAN Base feature set.
  • Q: What is the total available Power over Ethernet (PoE) power?
    A: The available PoE power is 370 W.
  • Q: What are the physical dimensions and weight of the switch?
    A: The switch measures 1.75 inches in height, 14.5 inches in width, and 17.5 inches in depth, weighing 12.7 lbs.
  • Q: What memory capacities are available on this device?
    A: The device is equipped with 128 MB of flash memory and 512 MB of DRAM.
  • Q: How does the switch perform in terms of forwarding and switching bandwidth?
    A: It offers a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps.
  • Q: What is the maximum number of active VLANs supported by the switch?
    A: The switch supports up to 1023 active VLANs.
  • Q: What are the console port options available for this switch?
    A: The switch provides console ports in USB (Type B) and Ethernet (RJ-45) forms.
  • Q: Describe the environmental temperature range suitable for short-term operation of the switch.
    A: The switch can operate in temperatures ranging from -5 °C to 55 °C at sea level for short-term usage.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960X-24PD-L switch offers 24 Ethernet interfaces of 10/100/1000 type and two SFP+ uplink interfaces, supporting high-speed connectivity and efficient network operations with a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps. However, it is limited by its LAN Base feature set, which might not support advanced routing features required for complex networks, and the PoE power available is 370W, which may be insufficient for high-power devices across all ports simultaneously. Additionally, with a dual-core CPU and 512 MB of DRAM, it provides solid performance for most mid-sized network environments, but the flash memory is limited to 128 MB, potentially restricting the storage of extensive log files or multiple firmware images.


The Cisco WS-C2960X-24PD-L switch is designed to provide efficient and reliable network connectivity for medium-sized enterprise networks. This device comes equipped with 24 Ethernet interfaces that support 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds, catering to a wide range of devices and applications. Additionally, it features two SFP+ uplink interfaces, enabling high-speed connectivity to other network devices or aggregation points. Key to its performance is the LAN Base feature set, which provides a solid foundation for layer 2 switching. The switch also includes Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities, with a total available PoE power of 370 W, allowing for the direct power supply to connected devices such as VoIP phones or wireless access points without the need for separate electrical cables. Physically, the WS-C2960X-24PD-L has a compact form factor with dimensions of 1.75 inches in height, 14.5 inches in width, and 17.5 inches in depth, and it weighs 12.7 lbs. This makes it suitable for rack mounting in standard 19-inch racks, optimizing space in crowded server rooms or network closets. Internally, the switch is powered by an APM86392 600 MHz dual-core CPU, supported by 128 MB of flash memory and 512 MB of DRAM. This hardware configuration ensures smooth operation and the capacity to handle the demands of processing multiple network tasks simultaneously. The forwarding bandwidth of the switch is 108 Gbps, with a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps, facilitating high-speed data transfer across the network. It supports a forwarding rate of 95.2 Mpps, demonstrating its capability to manage large volumes of data efficiently.
  • Maximum Active VLANs supported are 1023, with 4096 VLAN IDs available, allowing for extensive network segmentation and enhanced security.
  • The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 325,780 hours, indicating high reliability and reduced downtime.
  • For network management, the switch includes a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet management interface, along with USB Type A for external flash storage and USB Type B and RJ-45 console ports for configuration and troubleshooting.
The device supports an MTU-L3 packet size of up to 9198 bytes and jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, beneficial for optimizing network performance by allowing the transmission of larger packets. This feature is particularly useful in environments with high data throughput requirements, such as data centers or video surveillance systems. Operating temperatures range from -5 °C to 55 °C at sea level, ensuring stable performance across various environmental conditions. This adaptability makes the Cisco WS-C2960X-24PD-L a versatile choice for deployment in a wide range of physical environments. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960X-24PD-L switch is a high-performance, feature-rich networking solution that offers reliability, scalability, and security for enterprise networks. Its combination of high-speed interfaces, PoE capability, and advanced networking features make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to build or expand their network infrastructure.


Item Number WS-C2960X-24PD-L
Producer Cisco
Ethernet Ports Count 24
Ethernet Port Speed Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Uplink Ports Count 2
Uplink Ports Type Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+)
Software Version LAN Base
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Budget 370 Watts
Unit Height 1.75 inches
Unit Width 14.5 inches
Unit Depth 17.5 inches
Unit Weight 12.7 pounds
Internal Storage 128 Megabytes Flash
Memory Capacity 512 Megabytes DRAM
Data Throughput Capacity 108 Gigabits per second
Total Switching Capacity 216 Gigabits per second
Max VLANs Supported 1023
Packet Forwarding Rate 95.2 Million packets per second
Estimated Time Before Failure 325,780 hours
Number of VLANs 4096
Processor Specs APM86392 600 MHz Dual-Core
Configuration Interfaces USB (Type B), RJ-45 Ethernet
External Storage Port USB (Type A)
Management Port Speed 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
Maximum Layer 3 Packet Size 9198 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Frames 9216 Bytes
Operational Temperature Range -5 °C to 55 °C at Sea Level

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