The Catalyst® 3508G XL eight-port stackable Gigabit Ethernet switch is a member of the Cisco Systems Catalyst 3500 Series XL, a scalable line of stackable 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet switches that delivers excellent performance, manageability, and flexibility.
The Catalyst 3508G XL switch features eight Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC)-based 1000Base-X ports and a 10-Gbps switching fabric. These features make this switch ideal for either high-speed wiring closet stack aggregation or a distribution layer Gigabit Ethernet aggregation switch. The Catalyst 3508G XL aggregates a group of 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet switches and Gigabit Ethernet servers through Cisco GigaStack® GBICs or standard 1000BASE-X GBICs. The switch is easy to deploy, either on a desktop or in a wiring closet, and features Cisco IOS® software support. Administration of the Cisco desktop Catalyst switches is made even more convenient via the Cisco Cluster Management Suite (CMS) Software.