The Cisco® Catalyst® 3560 v2 Series is the next-generation energy-efficient Layer 3 fast Ethernet switches. This new series of switches supports Cisco EnergyWise technology, which enables companies to measure and manage power consumption of network infrastructure and network-attached devices, thereby reducing their energy costs and their carbon footprint. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series consumes less power than its predecessors and is the ideal access layer switch for enterprise, retail, and branch-office environments, as it maximizes productivity and investment protection by enabling a unified network for data, voice, and video.
Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series Highlights
-Lower power consumption than its predecessors.
-Backward compatible - uses the same Cisco IOS® Software image as the 3560 series and has the same feature set.
-Full EnergyWise support to monitor energy consumption of network infrastructure and implement energy saving programs to reduce energy costs.
-Compatible with Cisco Redundant Power System (RPS) 2300.
-All units have a uniform depth of 11.9 inches for better cable management.
-Preconfigurable with the Cisco IOS Software release at the time of ordering.
-IPv6 routing included in the IP Services feature set.
-DC powered stand-alone model.
Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series Software
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series can be purchased with the IP Base or IP Services licenses preinstalled. The IP Base license offers advanced QoS, rate limiting, ACLs, and basic static and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) routing functions. The IP Services license provides a richer set of enterprise-class features, including advanced hardware-based IP unicast and IP Multicast routing as well as policy-based routing (PBR). The Advanced IP Services license, which includes IPv6 routing and IPv6 ACL support, is now included in the IP Services license. Upgrade licenses are available to upgrade a switch from the IP Base license to the IP Services license.
Configurable Cisco IOS Software
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series can be preconfigured with a specific Cisco IOS Software release at the time of ordering. This option eliminates the need to reload a specific Cisco IOS Software release during deployment, thereby reducing deployment time and cost. The Cisco IOS Software release to be preloaded can be selected from a list of supported Cisco IOS Software releases, including the crypto version.
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series support Cisco EnergyWise, which is a technology that enables monitoring, reporting, and management of energy consumption by end devices that are Cisco EnergyWise enabled. This technology enables companies to reduce their energy cost and carbon footprint. These are some of the EnergyWise features available:
-Discover all Cisco EnergyWise enabled devices on the network.
-Monitor and report power consumption by these devices.
-Implement business rules to control power to these end devices.
Power over Ethernet
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series can provide a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for deployments that incorporate Cisco IP phones, Cisco Aironet® wireless LAN (WLAN) access points, or any IEEE 802.3af-compliant end device. PoE eliminates the need for wall power outlets for each PoE-enabled device and significantly reduces the cost for additional electrical cabling that would otherwise be necessary in IP phone and WLAN deployments. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 24-port PoE switch can support Class 3 PoE or 15.4W of PoE power on all 24 ports. Taking advantage of Cisco Catalyst Intelligent Power Management, the Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 48-port PoE configurations can deliver the necessary power to support 24 ports at 15.4W, 48 ports at 7.7W, or any combination in between. Maximum power availability for a converged voice and data network is attainable when a Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 series switch is combined with the Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 (RPS 2300) for protection against internal power supply failures and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system to safeguard against power outages.
Redundant Power System
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series access switches support the new generation of Cisco RPS 2300, which increases availability in a converged data, voice, and video network by providing transparent power backup to two of six attached Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series Switches at the same time. The Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series switches are capable of reverting back to their internal power supply without any service interruption. In addition, the RPS 2300 can be managed via a Cisco Catalyst 3560 v2 Series switch that is connected to the RPS 2300.