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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 2960-XR Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C2960XR-24PD-I is equipped with 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces, supporting a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps. This switch operates on the IP Lite feature set, with a maximum PoE power of 370 W and supports up to 1023 active VLANs, with a forwarding rate of 95.2 Mpps. It features a dual-core APM86392 600 MHz CPU, 128 MB of flash memory, 512 MB of DRAM, and is designed for a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 322,740 hours, highlighting its reliability for network operations.

FAQs for the WS-C2960XR-24PD-I

  • What are the Ethernet Interface specifications of the device?
    The device features 24 Ethernet Interfaces with a 10/100/1000 Mbps speed.
  • How does the uplink capability enhance network performance?
    With 2 SFP+ Uplink Interfaces, the device supports higher bandwidth and better data transfer rates, facilitating efficient network connections.
  • What feature set is available on this network device?
    The device comes with an IP Lite feature set, offering a range of networking capabilities suitable for various applications.
  • Can you detail the Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities?
    It provides 370 W of available PoE Power, enabling the device to power connected PoE-compatible devices directly through Ethernet cables.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device measures 1.75 in. in height, 16 in. in width, and 17.5 in. in depth, with a weight of 13.6 lbs.
  • How much memory and storage does the device possess?
    It is equipped with 128 MB of Flash Memory and 512 MB of DRAM, supporting efficient data processing and storage.
  • What are the device's bandwidth and forwarding rate capabilities?
    The device boasts a Forwarding Bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a Switching Bandwidth of 216 Gbps, with a Forwarding Rate of 95.2 Mpps.
  • What is the maximum number of active VLANs supported?
    The device supports up to 1023 Maximum Active VLANs, offering extensive network segmentation capabilities.
  • Detail the CPU and console port specifications of the device.
    It is powered by an APM86392 600 MHz Dual Core CPU and features USB (Type B) and Ethernet (RJ-45) Console Ports for management.
  • What are the operating temperature and MTBF of the device?
    The device operates between -5 °C to 55 °C (Sea Level) and has an MTBF of 322,740 Hours, indicating high reliability and durability.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960XR-24PD-I switch offers a solid balance of performance and scalability, featuring 24 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and two SFP+ uplink interfaces, supporting high-speed connections and a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps. However, its flash memory capacity is limited to 128 MB, which might constrain advanced configurations or extensive logging. It excels in reliability, evidenced by a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 322,740 hours, and provides efficient power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities with 370 W available, catering well to environments requiring multiple powered devices.


The Cisco WS-C2960XR-24PD-I is a networking switch designed for scalable, secure, and energy-efficient business operations. This device is equipped with 24 Ethernet interfaces that support speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, ensuring high-speed connectivity for a wide range of applications. Additionally, it features 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces, providing high-speed uplinks to connect the switch to the network backbone or other switches. This switch is part of the Cisco 2960-XR series and comes with the IP Lite feature set, offering advanced Layer 3 routing features. It has a total available Power over Ethernet (PoE) power of 370 W, allowing for direct power supply to connected devices such as VoIP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras without the need for separate power sources. - Flash Memory: 128 MB - DRAM: 512 MB - CPU: APM86392 600 MHz Dual Core The hardware dimensions include a height of 1.75 inches, a width of 16 inches, and a depth of 17.5 inches, with a weight of 13.6 lbs, making it compact enough for easy installation in various environments while still providing the necessary port density and power for demanding applications. With a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps, the Cisco WS-C2960XR-24PD-I can handle significant data traffic, ensuring smooth data transmission across the network. The switch supports up to 1023 active VLANs and has a forwarding rate of 95.2 Mpps, allowing for efficient data processing and segmentation within a large or complex network. The device can accommodate up to 4096 VLAN IDs, offering flexibility in network design and segmentation. The switch's Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is 322,740 hours, indicating high reliability and reduced downtime. For connectivity and management, it includes console ports (USB Type B, Ethernet RJ-45) and a storage interface (USB Type A) for external flash storage, facilitating easy configuration and maintenance. The network management interface operates at 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45), allowing for straightforward integration into existing network management frameworks. It supports an MTU-L3 packet size of 9198 bytes and jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, enhancing the efficiency of data transfer for large files or in high-performance computing environments. The switch is designed to operate in a range of temperatures from -5 °C to 55 °C at sea level, ensuring reliable performance under various environmental conditions. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960XR-24PD-I is a feature-rich networking switch that provides efficient, secure, and reliable connectivity for businesses of all sizes. Its combination of high-speed interfaces, advanced routing capabilities, and robust power options make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to enhance their network infrastructure.


Item NumberWS-C2960XR-24PD-I
Ethernet Ports Count24
Type of Ethernet PortsGigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Uplink Ports Quantity2
Uplink Ports TypeSmall Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+)
Software VersionIP Lite
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Capacity370 Watts
Unit Height1.75 inches
Unit Width16 inches
Unit Depth17.5 inches
Unit Weight13.6 pounds
Internal Storage (Flash)128 Megabytes
Memory (DRAM)512 Megabytes
Data Transfer Rate108 Gigabits per second
Total Switching Capacity216 Gigabits per second
Max VLANs Supported1023
Packet Forwarding Rate95.2 Million packets per second
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)322,740 Hours
Supported VLAN IDs4096
ProcessorAPM86392 600 MHz Dual-Core
Configuration PortsUSB (Type B), RJ-45 Ethernet
External Storage PortUSB (Type A)
Management Port Speed10/100 Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet
Maximum Layer 3 Packet Size9198 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Frames9216 Bytes
Temperature Range for Operation-5 °C to 55 °C at Sea Level

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