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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C3560CX-12TC-S Cisco switch features 12 GE ports, 4 uplink ports, including 2 1G SFP ports and 2 1G Copper ports, designed for efficient network connectivity and expansion. It supports a forwarding rate of 23.8 Mpps, with a memory of 512 MB DRAM and flash memory of 128 MB, ensuring reliable data processing and storage. The device operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, accommodates up to 1023 VLANs, and supports an MTU of up to 9000 bytes, making it suitable for a wide range of networking environments.

FAQs for the WS-C3560CX-12TC-S

  • What is the forwarding rate of this device?
    The forwarding rate is 23.8 Mpps.
  • How many 1G SFP ports does the model include?
    It includes 2 1G SFP ports.
  • Can you detail the memory specifications?
    The device has 512 MB DRAM and 128 MB of flash memory.
  • What is the maximum number of VLANs supported?
    The maximum number of VLANs supported is 1023.
  • What are the size dimensions of this networking hardware?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 10.6 x 9.4 inches (H x W x D).
  • What type of indicators does the device feature?
    It features per-port status LEDs and system status LEDs.
  • What is the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) rating?
    The MTBF rating is 755,270 hours.
  • How many GE (Gigabit Ethernet) ports are available?
    There are 12 GE ports available.
  • What are the operating temperature limits?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What form factor does this networking device have?
    The device has a compact form factor.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3560CX-12TC-S offers a compact form factor with 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a mix of 4 uplink, 2 SFP, and 2 copper ports, catering to versatile networking needs in space-constrained environments. With a forwarding rate of 23.8 Mpps and support for up to 1023 VLANs, it ensures efficient traffic management and scalability for growing networks. However, its IP Base feature set might limit advanced routing and security features needed in complex network setups, necessitating an upgrade for more sophisticated demands.


The Cisco WS-C3560CX-12TC-S is a compact switch designed for efficient network performance with a focus on high durability and flexibility in various operational environments. This device is engineered to cater to small to medium-sized enterprises and branch offices, offering a comprehensive solution for network connectivity and management. At the core, this switch provides 12 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports, enabling high-speed network connections. These ports are supplemented by four uplink ports, which include two 1G SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) ports and two 1G copper ports, enhancing the switch's connectivity options and providing flexibility for uplink strategies. The feature set of the WS-C3560CX-12TC-S is designated as IP Base, which supports a variety of networking protocols necessary for a wide range of networking applications. Key specifications include a forwarding rate of 23.8 million packets per second (Mpps), which ensures efficient data processing and minimal latency for network traffic. The device boasts an impressive Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 755,270 hours, indicating a high level of reliability. In terms of memory, it comes equipped with 512 MB of DRAM and 128 MB of flash memory, sufficient for operating system storage and basic network configuration data.
  • Supports up to 1023 VLANs, with a VLAN ID range extending to 4000, allowing for extensive network segmentation and improved security.
  • Supports a Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) of up to 9000 bytes and jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes, facilitating the efficient handling of large data packets.
  • Equipped with per-port status LEDs and system status LEDs, providing immediate visual feedback on the operational state of the device and individual ports.
The switch's compact size, measuring 1.75 x 10.6 x 9.4 inches and weighing 3.9 lbs, allows for flexible deployment options, including desktop placement or rack mounting in space-constrained environments. Operational resilience is underscored by its ability to function within a broad temperature range, from -5 °C to 45 °C, and at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet. Storage conditions are equally robust, with temperature tolerances from -25 °C to 70 °C and storage altitudes up to 15,000 feet. The device maintains operational efficiency with a relative humidity range from 5% (non-condensing) to 95% (non-condensing), ensuring it performs reliably in diverse environmental conditions. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3560CX-12TC-S stands out as a compact, efficient, and reliable networking solution. Its blend of Gigabit Ethernet and uplink port configurations, coupled with the IP Base feature set, makes it an ideal choice for organizations looking to optimize their network infrastructure for performance and flexibility. With its robust design and operational resilience, this switch meets the demands of various deployment scenarios, providing a solid foundation for business operations and network management tasks.


Item Number and ProducerCisco WS-C3560CX-12TC-S
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Quantity12
Uplink Interfaces Count4
1G SFP Interface Slots2
1G RJ45 Ports Quantity2
Configuration LevelIP Base
Data Processing Rate23.8 Million Packets per Second
Estimated Time Before Failure755,270 Hours
System Memory512 MB DRAM
Non-volatile Storage128 MB
Max Virtual LANs Supportable1023
Available VLAN IDs4000
Maximum Transmission UnitUp To 9000 Bytes
Maximum Frame Size9198 Bytes
Diagnostic IndicatorsPer-Port Status LEDs, System Status LEDs
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.75 x 10.6 x 9.4 in.
Unit Weight3.9 lbs
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Lowest Storage Temperature-25 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Operational Altitude LimitUp To 10,000 ft
Max Storage AltitudeUp To 15,000 ft
Operational and Storage Humidity Floor5% (Noncondensing)
Operational and Storage Humidity Ceiling95% (Noncondensing)
Device BuildCompact

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