Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch

Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch
®
The Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch is a component of the Cisco Smart Business
Communications System. This integrated system of voice, security, and wireless networking
products provides an affordable, comprehensive communications solution that is easy to deploy
and use while allowing for business growth. With the Cisco Smart Business Communications
System, even smaller organizations can provide employees and customers with secure anywhere,
anytime access to the information they need to communicate and interact more effectively. The
solution is complemented by award-winning support and flexible financing options delivered
through local Cisco partners.
The Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch is a fixed-configuration, managed Ethernet switch that
provides 8 ports of 10/100 Power over Ethernet (PoE) optimized for integration with the Cisco
®
Smart Business Communications System. The Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch is designed for
ease of deployment and ships with a predefined software configuration to work immediately with
the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business. Available for the Cisco Catalyst
Express 520 Switch is the Cisco Configuration Assistant. This centralized management application
simplifies configuration and administration tasks for Cisco switches, routers, wireless access
points, and voice solutions and is downloadable free of charge at
http://www.cisco.com/go/configassist.
The Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch offers the following features:
PoE—The 8-port PoE configuration provides 15.4W simultaneously on all ports for
transparent integration with the Cisco Smart Business Communications System.
Advanced network security:
Support for IEEE 802.1x, port security and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Integration with Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC)
Optimized quality of service (QoS) using Cisco Smartports—Cisco Smartports roles match
the appropriate class of service (CoS) and differentiated services code point (DSCP) values
to the specific Cisco device connected to the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch.
Central management—In conjunction with the GUI-based Cisco Configuration Assistant,
the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series allows centralized management of a Cisco small
and medium-sized business (SMB) network, including Cisco Catalyst switches, Cisco
integrated services routers, Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business,
and Cisco Unified IP Phones.
Limited lifetime warranty—Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch is backed for the life of the
product by the Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty.
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Configuration
Table 1 lists the part number and SKU
Table 1.
Part Number and SKU
Part Number and SKU
Description
Cisco Catalyst Express 520-8PC-K9
(WS-CE520-8PC-K9)
8 10/100 PoE + 1 10/100/1000BASE-T or SFP uplink
Figure 1.
Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series Switch
Primary Benefits
Purpose-Built for Cisco Smart Business Communications System
The Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch is designed for ease of deployment and ships with a
predefined software configuration to work immediately with Cisco Unified Communication 500
Series for Small Business.
Figure 2.
Cisco Unified Communications 500 and the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 series
High Performance
With nonblocking, wire-speed switching on all ports, the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series offers
10/100-Mbps ports for desktop, wireless access point, printer, and IP phone connectivity and one
10/100/1000BASE-T or Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) port for uplink connectivity. With
head-of-line blocking prevention, a heavily congested port will not affect performance on other
ports on the switch.
Ease of Use
The Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch is easy to use. The switch is initialized through the GUI
Device Manager; no console cable or terminal emulation application is needed. Integrated
intelligence optimizes the switch at the system level. Optimal configuration for each port can be
applied by choosing from 10 preset Cisco Smartports roles. In addition, all PoE ports can supply
up to the IEEE standard maximum of 15.4W simultaneously without the need of an external power
supply. There is no need to perform creative power budgeting or worry about exceeding the power
limit or adding an external power shelf. All ports support autonegotiation of port speed and duplex.
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With automatic medium-dependent interface crossover (Auto-MDIX) detection support, you do not
have to worry about incorrect cable types.
Security
The Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switch offers layers of security to protect your business. To
secure the device, management traffic to and from the GUI Device Manager can be encrypted with
SSL. For network security, you can choose from three business-optimized security levels. With the
NAC appliance solution, the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series helps protect your network against
worms and viruses and raises the overall security protection of your network to the next level.
Easy Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting is easy with the Cisco Troubleshooting Advisor, which identifies cabling problems
such as wiring openings and shorts, common configuration errors, and other potential problems in
your network and recommends corrective action. Graphical trend charts and an alert LED help
identify problems before they cause network outages.
Service and Support
Cisco Services offer a flexible suite of support services designed to help maintain high-quality
network performance while controlling operational costs. The services and support programs
®
described in Table 2 (SMARTnet ) and Table 3 (Cisco SMB Support Assistant) are available as
part of the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Service and Support solution and are available directly from
Cisco and through resellers.
Table 2.
SMARTnet Service and Support Programs
Service and Support
Features
Cisco SMARTnet, available directly
from Cisco
Access to software updates 24 hours
a day
Cisco Packaged SMARTnet support
program, available through resellers
Web access to technical repositories
Telephone support through the Cisco
Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
Advance replacement of hardware
parts
Benefits
Supplements existing staff
Helps ensure that functions meet
needs
Mitigates risk
Helps enable proactive or expedited
issue resolution
Lowers TCO by using Cisco
expertise and knowledge
Helps minimize network downtime
Table 3.
SMBSA Service and Support Programs
Service and Support
Cisco SMB Support Assistant,
available directly from Cisco
Packaged Cisco SMB Support
Assistant support, available through
resellers
24-hour service request (case)—
SMB Technical Assistance Center
(TAC) engineers will respond within
one business day during normal
business hours
Features
Next-business-day advance
replacement of hardware, where
available; otherwise, same-day
shipping
Benefits
Lowers cost of ownership by using
Cisco expertise and knowledge
Minimizes network downtime
Management tools designed for
SMBs: Startup and configuration
assistance, basic health checks and
troubleshooting, and inventory and
contract management
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Product Specifications
Table 4 lists specifications for the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series Switches.
Table 4.
Specifications for Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series Switches
Feature
Description
Performance
DRAM and flash memory
64 MB DRAM and 16 MB flash memory
Switching Capacity
16 Gbps
Forwarding rate (based on 64byte packets)
2.7 Mpps
Layer 2 Switching
Spanning Tree Protocol
Fast convergence using 802.1w, activated by default
PortFast supported for Desktop, IP Phone + Desktop, Printer, and Server Cisco
Smartports roles
MAC addresses
8000 MAC addresses
Virtual LANs (VLANs)
Up to 32 VLANs (1000 range) and support for 802.1Q trunking using Cisco Smartports
Number and type of queues
4 queues per port
Shaped Round Robin (SRR) queuing
Support for DSCP and CoS using Cisco Smartports
Cisco Smartports (Preset Cisco Recommended Network Enhancements, QoS, and Security)
Desktop
Optimized for desktop connectivity
Configurable VLAN setting
Port security activated to limit unauthorized access to the network
IP Phone + Desktop
Optimized QoS for IP Phone + Desktop configurations
Voice traffic is placed on “Cisco Voice” VLAN
Configurable data VLAN
QoS level helps ensure that voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic takes precedence
Port security activated to limit unauthorized access to the network
Router
Configured for optimal connection to a router or firewall for WAN connectivity
Switch
Configured as an uplink port to a backbone switch for fast convergence
Permits 802.1Q trunking
Access point
Configured for optimal connection to a wireless access point
Configurable VLAN
Server
Can be classified as trusted, critical, business, or standard server
Trusted—For use with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express; same
QoS setting as for voice (VoIP traffic is prioritized)
Critical—For crucial servers with QoS set higher than default
Business—Default setting; QoS higher than for desktop Internet traffic
Standard—For servers set to same level as regular desktop Internet traffic
Configurable VLAN
Port security activated to limit unauthorized access to the network
Printer
QoS settings for Printer are the same as for Desktop, Access Point, and Standard
Server
Configurable VLAN
Port security activated to limit unauthorized access to the network
Guest
Guests are allowed access to the Internet, but not to the company network
All guest ports are placed on “Cisco Guest” VLAN
Port security activated to limit unauthorized access to the network
Other
Cisco Smartports Other role allows for flexible connectivity of nonspecified devices
Configurable VLAN
No security
No QoS policy
Diagnostic
Customers can connect diagnostic devices to monitor traffic on other switches
(configurable using Cisco Configuration Assistant only)
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Security
SSL
SSL support; encrypts all HTTP traffic, allowing secure access to the browser-based
management GUI in the switch
Security policy slider
Three security levels: low, medium, and high (configurable using Cisco Configuration
Assistant only)
Low—For business environments where there is limited guest access; limited
number of devices are allowed per port
Medium—For business environments where security is important; only authorized
devices (by MAC address) are allowed on the company network
High—For business environments where security is crucial; only authorized devices
(by MAC address) and authenticated users (using IEEE 802.1x) are allowed on the
company network
Multicast
High-bandwidth video traffic is optimized so that it does not affect other applications
on the network.
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) (v1, v2, and v3) snooping constrains
multicast traffic at Layer 2 by configuring Layer 2 LAN ports dynamically to forward
multicast traffic to only those ports that want to receive it
Product Specifications
Inline power (PoE)
Supported SFPs
All 8 PoE ports on the Cisco Catalyst Express 520-8PC-UC can supply up to 15.4W
(IEEE 802.3af standard maximum) of power over Category 5 cable.
100BASE-BX-10D
100BASE-BX-10U
100BASE-FX-FE
100BASE-FX-GE
100BASE-LX
1000BASE-LX/LH
1000BASE-SX
Standards and Cisco features
supported
Broadcast suppression
Cisco Discovery Protocol Version 2
IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1p CoS classification
IEEE 802.1q VLAN
IEEE 802.1w Rapid Convergence Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1x Port Access Authentication
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
IEEE 802.3af PoE
IEEE 802.3x full duplex on 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T ports
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T/TX
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X
IGMP (v1, v2, and v3) snooping
Per VLAN Spanning Tree
Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus
Per VLAN Rapid Spanning Tree Plus
PortFast
RADIUS
SSL
SNMPv3
Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD) Protocol
VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) (transparent mode only)
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Management
RFC1213-MIB (MIB II)
RMON-MIB (statistics, history, alarms, and events groups only)
CISCO-PRODUCTS-MIB
CISCO-SYSLOG-MIB
CISCO-ENVMON-MIB
BRIDGE-MIB
ENTITY-MIB
ETHERNET-MIB
E-911 MIB support
IF-MIB
Device Manager: Device-level GUI
Embedded GUI
Available in localized languages: Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, German, and
Spanish
Cisco Configuration Assistant: Network management tool
Free download at http://www.cisco.com/go/configassist
Available in localized languages: Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, German, and
Spanish
Connectors and cabling
10/100BASE-TX ports: RJ-45 connectors; 2-pair Category 5 unshielded twisted pair
(UTP) cabling
10/100/1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors; 4-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX/LH, 100BASE-FX, 100BASE-LX, and 100BASE-BXbased ports: LC fiber connectors (single-mode or multimode fiber)
Physical specifications
1.73 x 10.6 x 9.1 in. (4.4 x 27 x 23 cm)
Weight: 5 lb (2.3 kg)
Power
Maximum Power Consumption: 204W
AC Input Voltage and Current: 100-240 VAC (autoranging)
Power Rating: 0.2 kVA
PoE:
Environmental requirements
Maximum power supplied per port: 15.4W
Total power dedicated to PoE: 124W
Operating temperature: 32 to 113ºF (0 to 45ºC)
Storage temperature: –13 to 158ºF (–25 to 70ºC)
Operating relative humidity: 10 to 85% (noncondensing)
Operating altitude: Up to 10,000 ft (3049m)
Storage altitude: Up to 15,000 ft (4573m)
Predicted mean time between
failure (MTBF)
353,184 hours
Acoustic noise
0 dBa (no fan)
Regulatory Agency Approvals
Safety certifications
UL 60950-1, First Edition
CUL to CAN/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1, First Edition
TUV/GS to EN 60950-1, First Edition
CB to IEC 60950-1 with all country deviations
AS/NZS 60950-1, First Edition
NOM (through partners and distributors)
CE Marking
Electromagnetic compatibility
certifications (ECC)
FCC Part 15 Class A
EN 55022 Class A (CISPR22)
EN 55024 (CISPR24)
VCCI Class A
AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
MIC
China EMC requirements
GOST
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Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
For details about the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty, visit
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_item09186a00800e6e6e.html.
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