Cisco 2960-S vs 2960-X

Cisco 2960 S and 2960 X

Cisco has been coming up with new and improved platforms and device models. This keeps Cisco customers up to date with the latest technological advancements and meeting ever-changing Business and IT demands.

One such case is when Cisco announced the new 2960-X series Catalyst switches which had many features overlapping with the old 2960-S platform. Notable here to share that ‘S’ series is an older series, and Cisco is pricing it to discourage the customer from buying the older technology.

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The newly introduced 2960-X series switches provide Layer 3 routing capability, application-aware intelligence, and almost double in scalability.

Related – IP ROUTING ON 2960 SWITCH

They are the greenest Cisco Catalyst access switches ever. These switches are built to reduce total cost of ownership.

 

Compared with Cisco 2960-X (excludes XR series) added features are enlisted below :

  • Dual-core CPU at 600 MHz
  • Cisco FlexStack-Plus stacking with 80 Gbps bandwidth and up to 8-member stack
  • NetFlow-Lite on all downlink and uplink ports
  • Switch Hibernation mode integrated with Cisco EnergyWise
  • Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) downlink ports
  • 24 port fan less model with 2 SFP and 2* 10/100/1000 uplinks.

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Difference between 2960-X and 2960-S

Below table shares the difference between 2960-X and 2960-S series switches –

PARAMETERCISCO 2960-X
CISCO 2960-S
Indicative list price
$6800
$8495
Stacking
Flexstack-Plus
Flexstack
Stacking bandwidth
80 Gbps
40 Gbps
Stack members
84
SDN Support (Cisco onePK)
YesNo
MAC Address
160008000
Total VLANs
4096 (Only 1023 Active)
255
CPU
Dual CoreSingle Core
Dimension
1 Rack Unit (W x H x D) 17.5 x 1.75 x 14.50 in
1 Rack Unit (W x H x D) 17.5 x 1.73 x 9.3 in
Flash
128MB64MB
DRAM
512 MB
256 MB
IGMP Group and Multicast Routes
1K
228
Etherchannel groups
246
Egress Buffer (Total)
4 MB2 MB
SPAN Sessions
42
NetFlow Lite
Yes
No
EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
Yes
No
Hibernation Mode
Yes
No
MACSec (HW Ready)
Yes
No

Download the difference table here.

 

 

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