Cisco SLM2008 8-port Gigabit Smart Ethernet Switch - SLM2008

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I purchased this switch in the hopes of prioritizing and streamlining traffic on a corporate website. The network serves web, email, online reservations and two webcams for a hotel and connects to the backbone via a fractional T1. The addition of the webcams had severely impacted the overall performance of the network, reducing data rates to a crawl during peak demand. Replacing an old 10/100 unmanged switch with the SLM2008 and implementing it's on-board QoS capabilities resolved the problem completely. Configuration was fairly straight forward and any questions that did arise were quickly answered by referring to the extensive support area on the Cisco/Linksys website. The "Smart Switch" is a great alternative to costly managed switches that require a much higher level of expertise to configure and manage. If this switch withstands the test of time, I will definitely consider using it in future projects.

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Good mix of features and ease of use

by Matt on 7/24/2009

I purchased this switch in the hopes of prioritizing and streamlining traffic on a corporate website. The network serves web, email, online reservations and two webcams for a hotel and connects to the backbone via a fractional T1. The addition of the webcams had severely impacted the overall performance of the network, reducing data rates to a crawl during peak demand. Replacing an old 10/100 unmanged switch with the SLM2008 and implementing it's on-board QoS capabilities resolved the problem completely. Configuration was fairly straight forward and any questions that did arise were quickly answered by referring to the extensive support area on the Cisco/Linksys website. The "Smart Switch" is a great alternative to costly managed switches that require a much higher level of expertise to configure and manage. If this switch withstands the test of time, I will definitely consider using it in future projects. Read More

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Product Overview

Cisco® Small Business Smart Switches deliver cost-effective switching solutions that are ideal for small businesses or workgroups within larger organizations. These high-speed switches offer entry-level management without the cost and complexity of a full Layer 2 managed switch.

The Cisco SLM2008 8-Port Gigabit Smart Switch is ideal for conference rooms, labs, shipping/receiving departments or in marketing, design, or audio/visual workgroups. The eight 10/100/1000-Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet) ports enable companies to link to other Gigabit devices on the network (servers, workstations, and network storage) to quickly move bandwidth-intensive files while still supporting 10/100-Mbps clients.

The Cisco SLM2008 supports the IEEE 802.3af standard for Power over Ethernet (PoE) for obtaining its power over a designated powered device (PD) switch port or from an external AC power adapter. This gives companies the option to install the switch in places where a power outlet may not be present, such as in ceilings and walls.

The Cisco SLM2008 is able to secure the network through IEEE 802.1Q VLANs and IEEE 802.1X port authentication. For environments where IP multicast applications are used, the switch is capable of limiting the traffic to only the ports that have requested that traffic, with support of Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping. Additional quality-of-service (QoS) capabilities, such as IEEE 802.1p, differentiated services code point (DSCP), and four hardware queues, make it possible to maintain good quality for real-time applications such as voice and video. The Cisco SLM2008 offers an easy-to-use browser interface for managing and configuring the features, making it ideal for small businesses without an IT staff or that have minimal technical expertise.

Specifications

Manufacturer Cisco Small Business
Mfg Part# SLM2008
SKU 204775856
UPC 745883579969
UPC 14 00745883579969
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Cisco Small Business Store
Features
Eight 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports
16 Gbps, nonblocking, store-and-forward switching capacity
Supports IEEE 802.3af PoE-PD on port 1 as an optional power supply
Simplified QoS management using 802.1p and DSCP traffic prioritization specifications
WebSmart management enables configuration and monitoring from a standard web browser
802.1Q-based VLANs enable segmentation of networks for improved performance and security
Port-level security via 802.1X authentication
Increased bandwidth and added link redundancy with Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Storm control on multicast and broadcast traffic
Many-to-one port mirroring for noninvasive monitoring of switch traffic
Jumbo frame support (9 KB)
Support for simple interface counters
Tech Specs
Ports:
8 RJ-45 connectors for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Auto medium dependent interface (MDI) and MDI crossover (MDI-X)
Auto negotiate/manual setting
Buttons: Reset
Cabling type: Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Category 5 or better for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, UTP Category 5e or better for 1000BASE-T
LEDs: Link/Act, System
PoE:
802.3af PoE-PD compatible on port 1
Supply system power without an external power adapter
Switching capacity: 16 Gbps, nonblocking
Forwarding rate: 11.9 Mpps wire-speed performance
MAC table size: 8000
Number of VLANs: 16 active VLANs (4096 range)
VLAN: Port-based and 802.1Q tag-based VLANs
Head-of-line (HOL) blocking: HOL blocking prevention
Web user interface: Built-in web UI for easy browser-based configuration
Firmware upgrade: Web browser upgrade (HTTP)
Port mirroring: Traffic on a port can be mirrored to another port for analysis with a network analyzer
Other management:
RADIUS
Port mirroring
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client
Ping
IEEE 802.1x: 802.1x - RADIUS authentication, MD5 encryption
Storm control: Broadcast and multicast
Spanning Tree: IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree
IGMP snooping: IGMP (v1/v2) snooping limits bandwidth-intensive video traffic to only the requestors Supports 16 multicast groups
Priority levels: 4 hardware queues
Scheduling: Priority queuing and weighted round-robin (WRR)
Standards:
802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet, 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet
802.3x flow control, 802.3ad LACP, 802.3af PoE, 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
802.1Q/p VLAN, 802.1X port access authentication
Dimensions: 5.12 x 1.12 x 5.12 in.
Weight: 0.91 lb (0.42 kg)
Power: External AC power adapter and IEEE 802.3af compatible PoE-PD
Certification: FCC Part 15 Class B, CE Class A, UL, cUL, CE Mark, CB
Operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Operating humidity: 10% to 90%
Storage humidity: 10% to 95%
Minimum Requirements:
Web-based utility: web browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or later), Firefox (version 2.0.0.1 or later)
Category 5 Ethernet network cable
Switch/router with PoE support or PoE injector when used with PoE
Operating system: Windows XP or later
Product Warranty: 5-year limited hardware warranty with return to factory replacement and 90-day limited software warranty
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