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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series
Product Type: Aggregation Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C3560E-48TD-S Cisco switch features 48 10/100/1000 PoE ports and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, supporting high-speed networking and connectivity. With a switching fabric of 128 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 101.2 Mpps, it efficiently manages data flow across networks. It operates within a 1 RU fixed configuration, includes 128 MB DRAM and 64 MB flash memory, and supports up to 1K VLANs, 8K unicast routes, and jumbo frames of 9216 bytes.

FAQs for the WS-C3560E-48TD-S

  • What is the total number of Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports available on this switch?
    The switch has 48 10/100/1000 PoE ports.
  • How many 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports does the device offer?
    It offers 2 ports based on 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology.
  • Can you specify the form factor of this networking hardware?
    The form factor is 1 RU Fixed Configuration.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the switch?
    The forwarding rate is 101.2 Mpps (Million packets per second).
  • What level of acoustic noise does the device generate?
    The device generates 45 dB of acoustic noise.
  • How much is the switching fabric capacity of the switch?
    The switching fabric capacity is 128 Gbps.
  • What are the memory specifications of this device?
    The device is equipped with 128 MB DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory.
  • How many VLANs can the switch support?
    The switch can support 1K VLANs with 4K VLAN IDs.
  • What is the maximum size for Jumbo Frames that the switch supports?
    The switch supports Jumbo Frames up to 9216 Bytes.
  • What are the environmental operation conditions for this switch?
    It operates within 0 °C to 45 °C, with a relative humidity of 0% to 95% (Noncondensing), and at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3560E-48TD-S switch offers 48 PoE ports and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, catering to high-density connectivity needs, yet its IP Base feature set may limit advanced network services and routing capabilities. With a forwarding rate of 101.2 Mpps and a switching fabric of 128 Gbps, it supports efficient data processing and traffic management, although the fixed configuration and 1 RU form factor could restrict expansion or customization options for growing networks. The hardware specifications, including 128 MB DRAM and 64 MB flash memory, ensure adequate performance for medium-sized network environments, but the limited memory might be a constraint for complex configurations or future software upgrades.


The Cisco WS-C3560E-48TD-S is a switch designed for enterprise-level networks, providing high-speed connectivity and reliability for data transfer and communication. This device is equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports and 2 X2-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, accommodating a wide range of devices and network configurations. Its IP Base feature set offers essential Layer 2 and basic Layer 3 routing features, making it versatile for various networking tasks. With a form factor of 1 RU fixed configuration, the switch is compact and efficient for rack mounting, optimizing space in data centers or network closets. The forwarding rate of 101.2 Mpps (million packets per second) ensures swift data processing and transfer speeds, keeping network traffic flowing smoothly without bottlenecks. Despite its powerful performance, the switch operates quietly with an acoustic noise level of 45 dB, minimizing distractions in work environments. The switching fabric of the Cisco WS-C3560E-48TD-S is 128 Gbps, supporting high-volume data traffic and enabling swift interconnection between network segments. Memory capacity includes 128 MB of DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory, sufficient for handling the switch's operating system and storing network configurations.
  • Supports up to 1,000 VLANs and 4,000 VLAN IDs, allowing extensive network segmentation and improved security.
  • Capable of processing jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, enhancing data transfer efficiency for large file transactions.
  • Supports up to 6,000 MAC addresses, 1,000 IGMP groups, 1,000 multicast routes, and 8,000 unicast routes, facilitating complex network designs and routing capabilities.
This switch also supports directly connected hosts up to 6,000, making it suitable for networks with a high number of endpoints. Its physical dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.4 inches, and it weighs 18.8 lbs, showcasing a balance between compactness and robustness. The operating temperature range is 0 °C to 45 °C, and the storage temperature range is -25 °C to 70 °C, ensuring reliability in various environmental conditions. The operating relative humidity is 0% to 95% (noncondensing), and the nonoperating relative humidity is 10% to 85% (noncondensing), highlighting its durability across different moisture levels. Additionally, it can operate at altitudes up to 10,000 ft, offering flexibility for deployment in various geographical locations. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3560E-48TD-S switch is designed for organizations requiring high-density, high-speed networking with the flexibility of PoE and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Its extensive VLAN, MAC address, and routing support make it adaptable to complex network architectures, while its environmental tolerance ensures reliable operation in a wide range of conditions.


Part NumberCisco WS-C3560E-48TD-S
Gigabit Ethernet Ports (PoE)48
10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (SFP+)2
Software VersionIP Base
Chassis Type1 RU, Fixed
Packet Forwarding Rate101.2 Mpps
Sound Level45 dB
Switch Capacity128 Gbps
System Memory128 MB DRAM
Storage Memory64 MB
Supported VLANsUp to 1000
Maximum VLAN IDs4000
Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs)Up to 1000
Max Frame Size9216 Bytes
MAC Address CapacityUp to 6000
IGMP Group LimitUp to 1000
Max Multicast Routes1000
Max Unicast Routes8000
Hosts (Direct Connect)Up to 6000
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.75 x 17.5 x 17.4 in.
Unit Weight18.8 lbs
Temperature Range (Operating)0 °C to 45 °C
Temperature Range (Storage)-25 °C to 70 °C
Humidity (Operating)0% to 95%, Non-condensing
Humidity (Storage)10% to 85%, Non-condensing
Max Operating AltitudeUp to 10,000 ft

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