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

The WS-C3560CX-8PC-S Cisco switch features 8 GE PoE+ ports, 4 uplink ports, along with 2 1G SFP ports and 2 1G Copper ports, designed to support a diverse range of devices and high-speed connections. It is engineered for reliability with a forwarding rate of 17.9 Mpps and a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 569,530 hours, supported by 512 MB DRAM and 128 MB flash memory. This compact switch supports up to 1023 VLANs, offers a Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) of up to 9000 bytes, and is capable of handling jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes, making it suitable for a wide range of networking applications.

FAQs for the WS-C3560CX-8PC-S

  • What is the number of GE PoE+ ports available?
    The device offers 8 GE PoE+ ports.
  • How many uplink ports does the unit feature?
    There are 4 uplink ports included.
  • Are SFP ports available on this device?
    Yes, the device includes 2 1G SFP ports.
  • What is the total number of 1G Copper Ports?
    The device comes with 2 1G Copper Ports.
  • What feature set is supported by this device?
    The device supports the IP Base feature set.
  • What is the forwarding rate of this device?
    The forwarding rate is 17.9 Mpps.
  • Can you detail the device's MTBF?
    The MTBF of the device is 569,530 hours.
  • What are the memory specifications?
    The device has 512 MB DRAM and 128 MB of flash memory.
  • How many VLANs can be supported?
    The device can support up to 1023 maximum VLANs.
  • What is the size and weight of this unit?
    The unit measures 1.75 x 10.6 x 9.4 inches and weighs 5.0 lbs.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3560CX-8PC-S offers a well-balanced feature set, including 8 GE PoE+ ports and dual-purpose uplink ports, catering to versatile networking needs with a compact form factor ideal for space-constrained environments. However, the forwarding rate of 17.9 Mpps, while sufficient for small to medium-sized network deployments, may limit performance in high-demand scenarios. Additionally, the device's operational temperature range and MTBF of 569,530 hours underscore its reliability in varied environmental conditions, though the memory capacity could be a bottleneck for complex configurations or future software updates.


The Cisco WS-C3560CX-8PC-S is a compact switch designed for small to medium-sized business networks, offering a blend of performance, security, and flexibility. This model comes with eight Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports, enabling the connection of various devices such as access points, IP phones, and video cameras, while also providing them with power. Additionally, it has four uplink ports to facilitate high-speed connectivity and network expansion. Among these uplink options are two 1G SFP ports for fiber connectivity and two 1G copper ports, allowing for versatile network configurations. This switch is equipped with the IP Base feature set, offering essential Layer 2 and basic Layer 3 features required for SMB networking needs. With a forwarding rate of 17.9 million packets per second (Mpps), the WS-C3560CX-8PC-S ensures efficient handling of network traffic, minimizing delays and improving the overall user experience. The hardware's reliability is underscored by a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 569,530 hours, indicating a high degree of durability and stability for continuous operation. Memory capacity includes 512 MB of DRAM and 128 MB of flash memory, sufficient for the switch's operation and for storing the network's operating system and configurations. The switch supports a maximum of 1023 VLANs, with up to 4000 VLAN IDs, enabling segmenting of the network into separate, secure groups to improve security and traffic management. The maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 9000 bytes and support for jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes facilitate the efficient handling of large data packets, improving performance for data-intensive applications.
  • Per-port status LEDs and system status LEDs provide at-a-glance information about network and system health.
  • The compact size of 1.75 x 10.6 x 9.4 inches and a weight of 5.0 pounds allow for easy placement in tight spaces and flexible installation options.
  • Operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C, with an operating altitude of up to 10,000 feet, ensuring reliable performance in a variety of environmental conditions.
The switch's form factor is designed for environments where space is at a premium, yet performance and reliability cannot be compromised. It can operate and be stored within a wide range of humidity levels (5% to 95% non-condensing), ensuring durability in varying atmospheric conditions. With an MTU of up to 9000 bytes and support for jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes, this switch is capable of efficiently handling large data packets, which is essential for high-performance networking environments. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3560CX-8PC-S is a powerful and reliable solution for businesses looking to enhance their network's performance and security. Its combination of Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports, uplink connectivity options, and comprehensive feature set make it a versatile choice for a wide range of networking applications.


Item Number and MakerCisco WS-C3560CX-8PC-S
GE PoE+ Port Count8
Uplink Port Total4
1G SFP Port Quantity2
1G Copper Port Number2
ConfigurationIP Base
Data Processing Rate17.9 Mpps
Mean Time Before Failure569,530 Hours
DRAM Capacity512 MB
Flash Storage128 MB
Maximum Number of VLANs1023
VLAN Identification Numbers4000
Maximum Transmission Unit9000 Bytes
Maximum Frame Size9198 Bytes
Status IndicatorsPer-Port and System LEDs
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)1.75 x 10.6 x 9.4 inches
Product Weight5.0 pounds
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Lowest Storage Temperature-25 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Maximum Operating Elevation10,000 feet
Maximum Storage Elevation15,000 feet
Operational and Storage Humidity Minimum5% (Noncondensing)
Operational and Storage Humidity Maximum95% (Noncondensing)
Device FormCompact

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