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Product Line: Cisco WSC3560CX8TCS
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C3560CX-8TC-S Cisco switch features 8 GE Ports, 4 Uplink Ports, including 2 1G SFP Ports and 2 1G Copper Ports, supporting a forwarding rate of 17.9 Mpps with a memory of 512 MB DRAM and 128 MB Flash Memory. It is designed for durability with an MTBF of 756,260 hours, operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, and handles up to 1023 VLANs with VLAN IDs up to 4000. The compact form factor measures 1.75 x 10.6 x 8.4 in and weighs 3.8 lbs, supporting an MTU of up to 9000 bytes and jumbo frames of 9198 bytes, suitable for various networking environments.

Key Feature for the WSC3560CX8TCS

  • What is the number of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports available?
    The device offers 8 GE ports.
  • How many 1G SFP ports does the model feature?
    There are 2 1G SFP ports.
  • Can you detail the uplink port quantity on this device?
    It includes 4 uplink ports.
  • What is the forwarding rate of this network device?
    The forwarding rate is 17.9 Mpps.
  • How many VLANs can be supported by this device?
    It supports up to 1023 VLANs.
  • What are the dimensions of the device?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 10.6 x 8.4 inches (H x W x D).
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this hardware?
    The MTBF is 756,260 hours.
  • Describe the operating temperature range for this device.
    Operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What memory specifications does the device have?
    It is equipped with 512 MB DRAM and 128 MB flash memory.
  • What is the maximum size for Jumbo Frames that the device supports?
    Jumbo Frames up to 9198 bytes are supported.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3560CX-8TC-S offers a comprehensive solution for small to medium-sized network deployments with its 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports, combined with 4 uplink ports, including 2 each of 1G SFP and 1G Copper ports, catering to a variety of connectivity needs. However, the device's forwarding rate of 17.9 Mpps, while suitable for many applications, may not meet the performance requirements for high-density or high-throughput environments. With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 756,260 hours, the switch promises reliability, but its limited memory capacity of 512 MB DRAM and 128 MB flash could restrict advanced feature usage or future software upgrades.


The Cisco WS-C3560CX-8TC-S switch is designed to meet the demands of modern network environments, providing a compact, high-performance solution for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices. This switch includes 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports and features a combination of 4 uplink ports, with 2 being 1G SFP ports and the remaining 2 as 1G copper ports. This configuration supports a variety of connectivity options for different network architectures and allows for flexible uplink connections. With a forwarding rate of 17.9 million packets per second (Mpps), the Cisco WS-C3560CX-8TC-S efficiently handles data packets, ensuring smooth and reliable data transmission across the network. The switch operates on the IP Base feature set, which provides essential features for Layer 2 switching and basic Layer 3 routing capabilities. This makes it suitable for networks that require VLAN segmentation and routing functionalities without the need for advanced services. The hardware is built to last, with a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 756,260 hours, indicating a high level of reliability and reduced downtime. It is equipped with 512 MB of DRAM and 128 MB of flash memory, offering sufficient capacity for operating system and network configuration files. The switch supports up to 1023 maximum VLANs and allows for VLAN IDs up to 4000, providing extensive support for network segmentation and security.
  • Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) support up to 9000 bytes and jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes enable the efficient transfer of large data packets, reducing overhead and improving network performance.
  • Indicators include per-port status LEDs and system status LEDs, offering visual cues for network activity and system health.
  • The compact form factor, with dimensions of 1.75 x 10.6 x 8.4 inches and a weight of 3.8 lbs, allows for easy installation in space-constrained environments.
Operational resilience is ensured through a wide range of supported temperatures, from a minimum operating temperature of -5 °C to a maximum of 45 °C. Likewise, storage temperature tolerances range from -25 °C to 70 °C, ensuring the switch remains functional in various environmental conditions. The switch is designed to operate up to an altitude of 10,000 feet and can be stored up to 15,000 feet, with a humidity tolerance of 5% to 95% (noncondensing), further highlighting its adaptability to different operational contexts. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3560CX-8TC-S is a compact, high-performance switch that offers a range of features suitable for various network setups. Its combination of Gigabit Ethernet ports, SFP and copper uplinks, advanced VLAN support, and environmental tolerance makes it an excellent choice for businesses looking to deploy a reliable, flexible networking solution.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco WS-C3560CX-8TC-S
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Count8
Uplink Interfaces Quantity4
1 Gigabit SFP Slots2
1 Gigabit RJ-45 Ports2
Software ConfigurationIP Base
Packet Forwarding Rate17.9 Million Packets per Second
Mean Time Between Failures756,260 Hours
System Memory512 MB DRAM
Non-Volatile Memory128 MB
Max VLAN Capacity1023
VLAN Identification Numbers4000
Maximum Transmission UnitUp To 9000 Bytes
Support for Large Frames9198 Bytes
Diagnostic IndicatorsPer-Port and System LEDs
Dimensions1.75 x 10.6 x 8.4 inches
Unit's Weight3.8 pounds
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Lowest Storage Temperature-25 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Operational Elevation LimitUp To 10,000 feet
Max Storage ElevationUp To 15,000 feet
Operational and Storage Humidity Range (Minimum)5% (Non-condensing)
Operational and Storage Humidity Range (Maximum)95% (Non-condensing)
Design TypeCompact

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