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Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches
for Metro Access (Enhanced Image)
Product Overview
The Cisco Catalyst® 2950 Series Intelligent
Ethernet switches is an affordable line of
• Cisco Catalyst 2950G-12 Switch—
12 10/100 ports and 2 GBIC ports
• Cisco Catalyst 2950T-24 Switch—
fixed-configuration Fast Ethernet and
24 10/100 ports and 2 fixed 10/100/
Gigabit Ethernet switches that extend
1000BaseT uplink ports
intelligence to the metro access edge,
• Cisco Catalyst 2950C-24 Switch—
enabling service breadth, availability,
24 10/100 ports and 2 fixed 100BaseFX
security, and manageability. Key
uplink ports
components of the Cisco Metro Ethernet
• Catalyst 2950ST-24-LRE—24 LRE and
Switching portfolio, these switches are ideal
2 Gigabit Ethernet ports (user can select
for service providers looking to deliver
either 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT
profitable Ethernet services to the
Ethernet Ports or Small Form Factor
residential and small-office, home-office
Pluggable (SFP) Transceivers)
(SOHO) market. Featuring advanced rate
• Catalyst 2950ST-8-LRE—8 LRE and 2
limiting, voice virtual LAN (VLAN)
Gigabit Ethernet ports (user can select
support, and multicast management, these
either 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT
switches enable a variety of residential
Ethernet Ports or Small Form Factor
metro services such as Internet access, voice
Pluggable (SFP) Transceivers)
over IP (VoIP), and broadcast video.
The two built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports on
The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Intelligent
the Cisco Catalyst 2950G-12, 2950G-24,
Ethernet switches consists of the following
and 2950G-48 accommodate a range of
devices—which are only available with the
GBIC transceivers, including the Cisco
Enhanced Image (EI) software for the Cisco
Course Wave Division Multiplexing
Catalyst 2950 Series:
(CWDM) GBIC Solution, Cisco
• Cisco Catalyst 2950G-48 Switch—
GigaStack® GBIC, 1000BaseSX,
48 10/100 ports and 2 gigabit interface
1000BaseLX/LH, 1000BaseZX and
converter (GBIC)-based Gigabit
1000BaseT GBICs. The dual GBIC-based
Ethernet ports
Gigabit Ethernet implementation provides
• Cisco Catalyst 2950G-24 Switch—
24 10/100 ports and 2 GBIC ports
• Cisco Catalyst 2950G-24-DC
customers with tremendous deployment
flexibility— allowing them increased
availability with the redundant uplinks.
Switch—24 10/100 ports, 2 GBIC ports,
High levels of resiliency can also be
and DC power
implemented by deploying dual redundant
Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, UplinkFast and
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Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+) for uplink load balancing. This Gigabit Ethernet flexibility makes the Cisco
Catalyst 2950 Series switches an ideal metro access edge complement to the Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router and
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series of metro Ethernet switches.
Intelligence at the Metro Access Edge: Enabling Profitable Ethernet Services
Service providers that address the residential and SOHO market face the continual challenge of offering compelling
value-added services.
Although alternative broadband technologies such as DSL can offer bandwidth at speeds ranging up to 1.5 Mbps,
the monthly subscriber fees for such speeds can be out of reach for most users. As a result, compelling high-quality
services such as high-speed Internet access, VoIP, or broadcast video are often not viable propositions over these
technologies. However, in the metro, service providers are discovering that high-performance, Ethernet access over
fiber-optic networks can easily provide cost-effective bandwidth of 10 to 100 Mbps. By taking advantage of the
simplicity and cost benefits of Ethernet, revenue growth via voice, video, and data services becomes a reality. When
considering the deployment of Ethernet services, service providers must consider the following issues:
• Building cost-effective, highly available, scalable metro Ethernet networks
• Providing profitable new services while reducing operational and capital costs
• Having the network flexibility to move up market to enterprise and small and medium- sized business services
These issues are especially relevant at the metro access edge. As service providers look to provide profitable Ethernet
services such as high-speed Internet access, voice, and video, Cisco intelligent functionality such as advanced quality
of service (QoS), granular rate limiting, and multicast management are essential in the provider’s customer-located
equipment. In addition, availability and security concerns at the access edge are addressed with intelligent features
such as subsecond Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) convergence and 802.1x support. With Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series
Intelligent Ethernet switches, Cisco delivers the ideal balance of affordability and intelligence, enabling profitable
Ethernet service breadth, availability, security and manageability.
Most important, the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series is a key component of the Cisco Metro Ethernet Switching portfolio.
As such, service providers are assured that they can offer a range of residential and commercial services over the same
network. For regional metro, metro aggregation, and metro access, Cisco Metro Ethernet Switching enables service
providers to deliver profitable, comprehensive Ethernet services. With the effective integration of existing WAN
services such as Frame Relay and ATM, Cisco Metro Ethernet Switching offers an unmatched breadth of service
delivery mechanisms. Cisco also helps service providers minimize total cost of ownership for new services with its
extensive automated operations support. Through technology leadership, financial stability, and a commitment to
customer support, Cisco ensures service success from “start to scale.”
Service Breadth Through Advanced Quality of Service, Rate Limiting, and Voice/
Multicast Features
To achieve profitability, service providers that serve the residential and SOHO markets must offer value-added
services such as voice and video in addition to basic high-speed Internet connectivity to increase revenue per
subscriber. But these services are compelling only when service quality matches that of competing voice and
video offerings.
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The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series offers superior and highly granular QoS to ensure that network traffic is classified
and prioritized, and that congestion is avoided in the best possible manner. The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series can
classify, reclassify, police (determine if the packet is in or out of predetermined profiles and affect actions on the
packet), and mark or drop the incoming packets before the packet is placed in the shared buffer. Packet classification
allows the network elements to discriminate between various traffic flows and enforce policies based on Layer 2 and
Layer 3 QoS fields.
To implement QoS, first, the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series switches identify traffic flows, or packet groups, and classify
or reclassify these groups using either the Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) field or the 802.1p
class-of-service (CoS) field, or both. Classification and reclassification can be based on criteria as specific as the
source/destination IP address, source/destination Media Access Control (MAC) address, or the Layer 4 Transmission
Control Protocol/User Datagram Protocol (TCP/UDP) port. At the ingress, the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series can also
perform policing and marking of the packet.
After the packet goes through classification, policing, and marking, it is then assigned to the appropriate queue before
exiting the switch. The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series supports four egress (outgoing port) queues per port, which allows
the service provider to be more discriminating and specific in assigning priorities for the various applications. At the
egress, the switch performs Weighted Round Robin (WRR) or strict priority scheduling to determine the order in
which the queues are processed. The WRR queuing algorithm ensures that the lower-priority packets are not entirely
starved for bandwidth and are serviced without compromising the priority settings administered by the network
manager. Strict priority scheduling ensures that the highest-priority packets are always serviced first, ahead of all
other traffic.
In terms of rate limiting, the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series is capable of allocating bandwidth based on several criteria,
including MAC source address, MAC destination address, IP source address, IP destination address, and TCP/UDP
port number. Bandwidth allocation is essential in network environments requiring service-level agreements (SLAs),
or when it is necessary for the network manager to control the bandwidth given to certain subscribers. The Cisco
Catalyst 2950 Series supports up to 6 policers per Fast Ethernet port and up to 60 policers on a Gigabit Ethernet
port. Traffic policing can be done in 1-Mbps increments on Fast Ethernet ports and 8-Mbps increments on Gigabit
Ethernet ports, giving the network manager very granular control of network bandwidth.
In addition, the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series provides key voice and video service features with voice VLAN (auxiliary
VLAN) for VoIP services and hardware-based Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping, allowing the
switch to “listen in” on the IGMP conversation between hosts and routers. When a switch hears an IGMP join
request from a host for a given multicast group, the switch adds the host port number to the Group Destination
Address (GDA) list for that group. And, when the switch hears an IGMP leave request, it removes the host port from
the list. Together with the superior QoS and rate-limiting features mentioned previously, service providers can build
a flexible network with the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series to provide voice, video, and data services all in one network
architecture.
Service Availability through Resiliency Enhancements and Network Redundancy
The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series provides a rich set of resiliency enhancement features to ensure quick failover
recovery and create a high-availability network. The IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree standard allows the service
provider to achieve subsecond spanning tree convergence times to maximize network stability and reliability. The
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IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree standard can be deployed in conjunction with 802.1w to improve the scalability
of the STP by grouping VLANs into spanning tree instances, as well as to provide backward compatibility to devices
running the 802.1D STP.
In addition, service providers can enable Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) guard and Spanning Tree Root Guard
(STRG) to enhance the reliability of their networks. BPDU guard allows the service provider to shut down STP
PortFast-enabled interfaces to avoid receiving BPDUs from their customers’ networks. STRG prevents customer
devices outside of the service provider’s network from becoming STP root nodes.
The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series enables the service provider to construct a highly redundant network. PVST+ allows
the service provider to implement Layer 2 load-sharing on redundant links, efficiently utilizing the extra capacity
inherent in a redundant design. Service providers can also utilize Cisco EtherChannel® technology to aggregate up
to 4 Gbps through Gigabit EtherChannel technology and up to 1.6 Gbps through Fast EtherChannel technology. The
Cisco EtherChannel technology enhances fault tolerance and offers higher-speed aggregated bandwidth between
switches and to routers.
In addition to resiliency and network redundancy advantages, the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series enables metro network
scalability at the access edge through its support of Cisco CWDM GBIC Solution. This solution allows service
providers to scale their bandwidth without deploying additional fiber. The service provider can scale up to eight
gigabits of bandwidth on a pair of single-mode fibers at distances up to 120 km. With the support for Cisco CWDM
GBICs on the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series, service providers can aggregate multiple Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series
switches to easily upgrade network bandwidth with existing fiber infrastructure.
Metro network scalability is also enhanced by the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series support of 4096 VLAN IDs and 256
active VLANs per switch.
Service Security Through Cisco Access Control Parameters and Enhanced Security
Features
The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series offers enhanced data security through the use of access control parameters (ACPs).
By denying packets based on source and destination MAC addresses, IP addresses, or TCP/UDP ports, users can be
restricted from sensitive portions of the network. Also, because all ACP lookups are done in hardware, forwarding
performance is not compromised when implementing ACP-based security in the network.
Service providers can also implement higher levels of data security by supporting private VLAN edge. This feature
provides security and isolation between ports on a switch, ensuring that traffic travels directly from its entry point
to the aggregation device through a virtual path and cannot be directed to a different port. Local Proxy Address
Resolution Protocol (ARP) works in conjunction with private VLAN edge to minimize broadcasts and maximize
available bandwidth.
With the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series, service providers can implement high levels of console security. Multilevel access
security on the switch console and the Web-based management interface prevents unauthorized users from accessing
or altering switch configuration. Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS+) authentication
enables centralized access control of the switch and restricts unauthorized users from altering the configuration.
Service providers are also able to enhance their network security by adding 802.1x port-based authentication for
authenticating individual customers, and port security with MAC address aging for limiting the concurrent MAC
addresses allowed per port.
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Service Management Through Cisco IE 2100 Series and SNMP
The Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series provides outstanding service management capabilities via Cisco IE 2100 Series
Intelligence Engine support and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Service providers will be able to
integrate the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series seamlessly into their operations support systems (OSSs) and enable improved
flow-through provisioning.
The Cisco IE 2100 Series network device allows service providers to effectively manage a network of Cisco IOS®
devices, including the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series. It is a completely self-contained unit that includes a task-oriented
Web graphical user interface (GUI), a programmable extensible markup language (XML) interface, configuration
template management, and an embedded repository. Network operators can use the Web GUI to quickly turn existing
Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) configuration files into reusable templates. The Cisco IE 2100 Series
supports easy integration into existing customer OSS/business support system (BSS) and provisioning systems via its
external repository support and the event-based Cisco IOS XML interface that effectively “workflow-enables” Cisco
device deployment.
Service providers also can manage the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series using SNMP version 2 and version 3, and the Telnet
interface for comprehensive in-band management. A CLI-based management console provides detailed out-of-band
management.
A comprehensive set of Management Information Bases (MIBs) is provided for the service provider to collect traffic
information on the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series for various billing methods.
Figure 1
Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches
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Product Features and Benefits
Feature
Benefit
Service Breadth
Advanced QoS
• This feature enables end-to-end QoS in the network by extending the QoS
trust boundary to the edge of the network.
• The switches support configuring QoS ACPs on all ports to ensure proper
policing and marking on a per-packet basis using ACPs. Up to four ACPs per
switch are supported in configuring either QoS ACPs or security filters.
QoS Classification Support at Ingress
• The switches support QoS classification of incoming packets for QoS flows
based on Layer 2, Layer 3, and Layer 4 fields.
• The following Layer 2 fields or a combination can be used for classifying
incoming packets to define QoS flows: source MAC address, destination
MAC address, 16-bit Ethertype.
• The following Layer 3 and 4 fields or a combination can be used to classify
incoming packets to define QoS flows: source IP address, destination IP
address, TCP source or destination port number, UDP source or destination
port number.
QoS Metering/Policing at Ingress
• Support for metering/policing of incoming packets restricts incoming traffic
flows to a certain rate.
• The switches support up to 6 policers per Fast Ethernet port, and 60 policers
on a Gigabit Ethernet port.
• The switches offer granularity of traffic flows at 1 Mbps on Fast Ethernet
ports, and 8 Mbps on Gigabit Ethernet ports.
QoS Marking at Ingress
• The switches support marking/remarking packets based on state of policers/
meters.
• The switches support marking/remarking based on the following mappings:
from DSCP to 802.1p, and 802.1p to DSCP.
• The switches support 14 well-known and widely used DSCP values.
• The switches support classifying or reclassifying packets based on default
DSCP per port.
• The switches support classifying or reclassifying frames based on default
802.1p value per port.
• The switches support 802.1p override at ingress.
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Feature
Benefit
Service Breadth
Advanced QoS
(continued)
QoS Scheduling Support at Egress
• Four queues per egress port are supported in hardware.
• The WRR queuing algorithm ensures that low-priority queues are not
starved.
• Strict-priority queue configuration ensures that time-sensitive applications
such as voice always follow an expedited path through the switch fabric.
Granular rate limiting
• The switch supports up to 6 policers per Fast Ethernet port and up to 60
policers on a Gigabit Ethernet port.
• The switch offers granularity of traffic flows at 1 Mbps on Fast Ethernet ports
and 8 Mbps on Gigabit Ethernet ports.
• The switch offers the ability to limit data flows based on MAC source/
destination address, IP source/destination address, TCP/UDP port numbers,
or any combination of these fields.
• The switch offers the ability to manage data flows asynchronously upstream
and downstream from the end station or on the uplink.
Voice and video services
• The IGMP snooping feature allows the switch to “listen in” on the IGMP
conversation between hosts and routers. When a switch hears an IGMP join
request from a host for a given multicast group, the switch adds the host
port number to the GDA list for that group. And, when the switch hears an
IGMP leave request, it removes the host port from the list.
• Multicast VLAN registration (MVR) continuously sends multicast streams in
a multicast VLAN while isolating the streams from subscriber VLANs for
bandwidth and security reasons.
• IGMP filtering provides the control of the set of multicast groups to which a
user on a switch port can belong.
• Voice VLAN (auxiliary VLAN) support for VoIP application allows the
creation
Resiliency and reliability
• IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) takes advantage of
point-to-point wiring and provides rapid convergence of the spanning tree
independent of spanning-tree timers. Reconfiguration of the spanning tree
can occur in less than one second, a feature that is critical for networks
carrying delay-sensitive traffic such as voice and video.
• IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP), which uses RSTP for rapid
convergence, enables VLANs to be grouped into a spanning-tree instance,
with each instance having a spanning-tree topology independent of other
spanning-tree instances. This architecture provides for multiple forwarding
paths for data traffic, enables load balancing, and reduces the number of
spanning-tree instances required to support a large number of VLANs.
• Cisco UplinkFast/BackboneFast technologies ensure quick failover recovery,
enhancing overall network stability and reliability.
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Feature
Benefit
Service Breadth
Resiliency and reliability
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• Cisco CrossStack UplinkFast (CSUF) technology provides increased
redundancy and network resiliency through fast spanning-tree convergence
(less than two seconds) across a stack of switches using Cisco GigaStack
GBICs in an independent stack backplane cascaded configuration.
• Redundant stacking connections provide support for a redundant loopback
connection for top and bottom switches in an independent stack backplane
cascaded configuration.
• BPDU guard shuts down STP PortFast-enabled interfaces when BPDUs are
received to avoid accidental spanning tree topology changes.
• STRG prevents edge devices not in the network administrator's control from
becoming STP root nodes.
• Command switch redundancy enabled in the Cisco Cluster Management
Suite (CMS) Software allows customers to designate a backup command
switch that takes over cluster management functions if the primary
command switch fails.
• Unidirectional link detection (UDLD) detects and disables unidirectional
links on fiber-optic interfaces caused by incorrect fiber-optic wiring or port
faults. Aggressive UDLD allows precautionary disabling of port on
bidirectional links.
• Per-port broadcast, multicast, and unicast storm control prevents faulty end
stations from degrading overall systems performance.
• Support for Cisco’s optional RPS 300 Redundant Power System provides
superior internal power source redundancy for up to six Cisco networking
devices, resulting in improved fault tolerance and network uptime.
Redundancy
• Bandwidth aggregation up to 4 Gbps through Cisco Gigabit EtherChannel
technology and up to 1.6 Gbps through Cisco Fast EtherChannel technology
enhances fault tolerance and offers higher-speed aggregated bandwidth
between switches, to routers and individual servers.
• IEEE 802.1D STP support for redundant backbone connections and loop-free
networks simplifies network configuration and improves fault tolerance.
• PVST+ allows for Layer 2 load sharing on redundant links to efficiently
utilize the extra capacity inherent in a redundant design.
• VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) pruning limits bandwidth consumption on
VTP trunks by flooding broadcast traffic only on trunk links required to reach
the destination devices.
Scalability
• CWDM GBIC solution support allows for the scaling of bandwidth without
deploying additional fiber. It provides scalability of up to eight Gigabits of
bandwidth on a pair of single-mode fibers to reach distances up to 100–120
km.
• Support for up to 4096 VLAN Ids with 250 active VLANs per switch, and up
to 64 spanning tree instances per switch.
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Feature
Benefit
Service Security
Network-wide security features
• Filtering of incoming traffic flows based on Layer 2, Layer 3, or Layer 4 ACPs
prevents unauthorized data flows. Up to four ACPs are supported in
configuring either QoS or security filters.
– The following Layer 2 ACPs or a combination can be used for security
classification of incoming packets: source MAC address, destination MAC
address, and 16-bit Ethertype.
– The following Layer 3 and Layer 4 fields or a combination can be used for
security classification of incoming packets: source IP address, destination
IP address, TCP source or destination port number, UDP source, or
destination port number.
• Private VLAN edge provides security and isolation between ports on a
switch, ensuring that voice traffic travels directly from its entry point to the
aggregation device through a virtual path and cannot be directed to a
different port.
• IEEE 802.1x for dynamic port-based security.
• Support for “secure ports” prevents unauthorized stations from accessing
the switch by restricting the number of concurrent MAC addresses allowed
to access the port. Up to 132 addresses can be configured per port.
• STRG prevents edge devices not in the network administrator's control from
becoming STP root nodes.
• The STP PortFast/ BPDU guard feature disables access ports with STP
PortFast enabled upon reception of a BPDU, and increases network
reliability, manageability, and security.
• Multilevel security on console access prevents unauthorized users from
altering the switch configuration.
• TACACS+ and Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) authentication
enables centralized control of the switch and restricts unauthorized users
from altering the configuration.
Service Management
Superior manageability
• Cisco IE 2100 support for flow- through provisioning and integration with
OSS applications via programmatical interfaces.
• SNMP v1, v2c, v3, and Telnet interface support delivers comprehensive
in-band management, and a CLI-based management console provides
detailed out-of-band management.
• Manageable through CiscoWorks network management software on a
per-port and per-switch basis providing a common management interface
for Cisco routers, switches, and hubs.
• Comprehensive MIBs enable the service provider to collect traffic
information on the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series for various billing methods.
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Feature
Benefit
Service Management
Superior manageability
(continued)
• An embedded Remote Monitoring (RMON) software agent supports four
RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic
management, monitoring, and analysis.
• The switch supports all nine RMON groups through the use of a Cisco
SwitchProbe® Analyzer (Switched Port Analyzer [SPAN]) port, permitting
traffic monitoring of a single port, a group of ports, or the entire switch from
a single network analyzer or RMON probe.
• RSPAN (Remote SPAN) allows network administrators to remotely monitor
ports in a Layer 2 switch network from any other switch in the same
network.
• The Domain Name System (DNS) provides IP address resolution with
user-defined device names.
• Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) reduces the cost of administering
software upgrades by downloading from a centralized location.
• Network Timing Protocol (NTP) provides an accurate and consistent
timestamp to all switches within the intranet.
• Multifunction LEDs per port for port status, half-duplex/full-duplex, 10BaseT/
100BaseTX/1000BaseT indication, as well as switch-level status LEDs for
system, redundant power supply, and bandwidth utilization provide a
comprehensive and convenient visual management system.
Ease of use and ease of deployment
• Autoconfiguration eases deployment of switches in the network by
automatically configuring multiple switches across a network via a boot
server.
• Autosensing on each non-GBIC port detects the speed of the attached device
and automatically configures the port for 10-, 100-, or 1000-Mbps operation,
easing the deployment of the switch in mixed 10, 100, and 1000BaseT
environments.
• Autonegotiating on all ports automatically selects half- or full-duplex
transmission mode to optimize bandwidth.
• Cisco Discovery Protocol Versions 1 and 2 enable a CiscoWorks network
management station to automatically discover the switch in a network
topology.
• Cisco VTP supports dynamic VLANs and dynamic trunk configuration across
all switches.
• Support for dynamic VLAN assignment through implementation of VLAN
Membership Policy Server (VMPS) client functionality provides flexibility in
assigning ports to VLANs.
• Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) enables dynamic trunk configuration
across all ports in the switch.
• Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) automates the creation of Cisco Fast
EtherChannel or Gigabit EtherChannel groups, enabling linking to another
switch, router, or server.
• IEEE 802.3z-compliant 1000BaseSX, 1000BaseLX/LH, 1000BaseZX, and
1000BaseT physical interface support through a field-replaceable GBIC
module provides customers unprecedented flexibility in switch deployment.
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Feature
Benefit
Service Management
Ease of use and ease of deployment
(continued)
• The default configuration stored in Flash memory ensures that the switch
can be quickly connected to the network and can pass traffic with minimal
user intervention.
• The switches support nonstandard Ethernet frame sizes (mini-giants) up to
1542 bytes (configurations with GBIC ports only).
Product Specifications
(See separate Cisco Catalyst 2950 LRE data sheet for Catalyst 2950ST-24-LRE and Catalyst 2950ST-8-LRE product
specifications)
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13.6-Gbps switching fabric
6.8-Gbps maximum forwarding bandwidth
Forwarding rates based on 64-byte packets
Cisco Catalyst 2950G-48: 10.1-Mpps wire-speed forwarding rate
Cisco Catalyst 2950G-24 and 2950G-24-DC: 6.6-Mpps wire-speed
forwarding rate
Cisco Catalyst 2950G-12: 4.8-Mpps wire-speed forwarding rate
Cisco Catalyst 2950T-24: 6.6-Mpps wire-speed forwarding rate
Cisco Catalyst 2950C-24: 3.9-Mpps wire-speed forwarding rate
32-MB maximum packet buffer shared by all ports
16-MB DRAM and 8-MB Flash memory
Configurable up to 8000 MAC addresses
Configurable maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 1530 bytes (Cisco
Catalyst 2950G
BRIDGE-MIB
CISCO-CDP-MIB
CISCO-CLUSTER-MIB
CISCO-CONFIG-MAN-MIB
CISCO-FLASH-MIB
CISCO-IMAGE-MIB
CISCO-MAC-NOTIFICATION-MIB
CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB
CISCO-PAGP-MIB
CISCO-PING-MIB
CISCO-PROCESS-MIB
CISCO-PRODUCTS-MIB
CISCO-RTTMON-MIB
CISCO-STACKMAKER-MIB
CISCO-STP-EXTENSIONS-MIB
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CISCO-TCP-MIB
CISCO-VLAN-MEMBERSHIP-MIB
CISCO-VTP-MIB
ENTITY-MIB
IANAifType-MIB
IF-MIB (RFC 1573)
OLD-CISCO-CHASSIS-MIB
OLD-CISCO-CPU-MIB
OLD-CISCO-INTERFACES-MIB
OLD-CISCO-IP-MIB
OLD-CISCO-MEMORY-MIB
OLD-CISCO-SYSTEM-MIB
OLD-CISCO-TCP-MIB
OLD-CISCO-TS-MIB
CISCO-PAGP-MIB
CISCO-UDLD-MIB
RFC1213-MIB (MIB-II)
RFC1398-MIB (ETHERNET-MIB)
RMON-MIB (RFC 1757)
RS-232-MIB
SNMPv2-MIB
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IEEE 802.1w
IEEE 802.1s
IEEE 802.3x full duplex on 10BaseT, 100BaseTX, and 1000BaseT ports
IEEE 802.1D STP
IEEE 802.1p class-of-service (CoS) prioritization
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
IEEE 802.3 10BaseT specification
IEEE 802.3u 100BaseTX specification
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BaseT specification
IEEE 802.3z 1000BaseX specification
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Feature
Description
Standards
(continued)
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Year 2000 (Y2K) compliance
• Y2K compliant
Connectors and cabling
• 10BaseT ports: RJ-45 connectors; two-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 unshielded
twisted-pair (UTP) cabling
• 100BaseTX ports: RJ-45 connectors; two-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
• 1000BaseT ports: RJ-45 connectors; two-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
• 100BaseFX ports: MT-RJ connectors, 50/125 or 62.5/125 micron multimode
fiber-optic cabling
• 1000BaseSX, -LX/LH, -ZX GBIC-based ports: SC fiber connectors,
single-mode or multimode fiber
• Cisco GigaStack GBIC ports: copper-based Cisco GigaStack cabling
• Management console port: 8-pin RJ-45 connector, RJ-45-to-RJ-45 rollover
cable with RJ-45-to-DB9 adapter for PC connections; for terminal
connections, use RJ-45-to-DB25 female data-terminal-equipment (DTE)
adapter (can be ordered separately from Cisco, part number
ACS-DSBUASYN=)
MT-RJ patch cables for Cisco
Catalyst
2950C-24 Switch
Type of Cable
1-meter, MT-RJ-to-SC multimode cable
3-meter, MT-RJ-to-SC multimode cable
5-meter, MT-RJ-to-SC multimode cable
1-meter, MT-RJ-to-ST multimode cable
3-meter, MT-RJ-to-ST multimode cable
5-meter, MT-RJ-to-ST multimode cable
1000BaseX (GBIC)
1000BaseSX
1000BaseLX/LH
1000BaseZX
1000Base-CWDM GBIC 1470 nm
1000Base-CWDM GBIC 1490 nm
1000Base-CWDM GBIC 1510 nm
1000Base-CWDM GBIC 1530 nm
1000Base-CWDM GBIC 1550 nm
1000Base-CWDM GBIC 1570 nm
1000BaseE-CWDM GBIC 1590 nm
1000Base-CWDM GBIC 1610 nm
RMON I and II standards
SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3
Cisco Part Number
CAB-MTRJ-SC-MM-1M
CAB-MTRJ-SC-MM-3M
CAB-MTRJ-SC-MM-5M
CAB-MTRJ-ST-MM-1M
CAB-MTRJ-ST-MM-3M
CAB-MTRJ-ST-MM-5M
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Feature
Description
Power connectors
Customers can provide power to a switch by using either the internal power
supply or the Cisco RPS 300. The connectors are located at the back of the
switch.
Internal Power Supply Connector
• The internal power supply is an auto-ranging unit.
• The internal power supply supports input voltages between 100 and 240
VAC.
• Use the supplied AC power cord to connect the AC power connector to an
AC power outlet.
Cisco RPS Connector
• The connector offers connection for an optional Cisco RPS 300 that uses AC
input and supplies DC output to the switch.
• The connector offers a 300-watt redundant power system that can support
six external network devices and provides power to one failed device at a
time.
• The connector automatically senses when the internal power supply of a
connected device fails and provides power to the failed device, preventing
loss of network traffic.
• When the internal power supply has been brought up or replaced, the Cisco
RPS 300 automatically stops powering the device.
• Attach only the Cisco RPS 300 (model PWR300-AC-RPS-N1) to the
redundant power supply receptacle.
Indicators
• Per-port status LEDs: link integrity, disabled, activity, speed, and full-duplex
indications
• System status LEDs: system, RPS, and bandwidth utilization indications
Dimensions and weight
(H x W x D)
• 1.72 x 17.5 x 9.52 in. (4.36 x 44.5 x 24.18 cm) (Cisco Catalyst 2950T-24,
2950C-24, 2950G-12, 2950G-24, and 2950G-24-DC)
• 1.72 x 17.5 x 13 in. (4.36 x 44.5 x 33.02 cm) (Cisco Catalyst 2950G-48)
• 1.0 rack-unit high
• 6.5 lb. (3.0 kg) (Cisco Catalyst 2950T-24, 2950C-24, 2950G-12, 2950G-24, and
2950G-24-DC)
• 10 lb. (4.5 kg) (Cisco Catalyst 2950G-48)
Environmental ranges
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Power requirements
• Power consumption: 30W maximum, 102 BTUs per hour (Cisco Catalyst
2950T-24, 2950C-24, 2950G-12, 2950G-24, and 2950G-24-DC)
• Power consumption: 45W maximum, 154 BTUs per hour (Cisco Catalyst
2950G-48)
• AC input voltage/frequency: 100 to 127/200 to 240 VAC (autoranging), 50 to
60 Hz
• DC input voltages
– RPS input: +12V @ 4.5 A
– DC input for 2950G-24-DC: –36 to –72 VDC @ 1A
Operating temperature: 32 to 113 F (0 to 45 C)
Storage temperature: –13 to 158 F (–25 to 70 C)
Operating relative humidity: 10 to 85% (noncondensing)
Operating altitude: Up to 10,000 ft. (3000m)
Storage altitude: Up to 15,000 ft. (4500m)
Not intended for use on top of desktops or in open office environments
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Feature
Description
Mean time between failure (MTBF)
– Predicted
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Fiber-port specifications for Cisco
Catalyst 2950C-24 Switch
Fiber-port power levels:
• Optical transmitter wavelength: 1300 nanometers
• Optical receiver sensibility: –14 dBm2
• Optical transmitter power: –19 to –14 dBm
• Transmit: –19 to –14 dBm
482,776 hours (Cisco Catalyst 2950G-12)
468,884 hours (Cisco Catalyst 2950G-24)
479,086 hours (Cisco Catalyst 2950G-24-DC)
159,026 hours (Cisco Catalyst 2950G-48)
297,144 hours (Cisco Catalyst 2950T-24)
268,292 hours (Cisco Catalyst 2950C-24)
Regulatory Agency Approvals
Safety certifications
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UL 1950/CSA 22.2 No. 950
IEC 950-EN 60950
AS/NZS 3260, TS001
CE Marking
Electromagnetic emissions
certifications
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FCC Part 15 Class A
EN 55022: 1998 Class A (CISPR22 Class A)
EN 55024: 1998 (CISPR24)
VCCI Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
CE Marking
CNS 13438
BSMI Class A
MIC
NEBS
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Bellcore
GR-1089-CORE
GR-63-CORE
SR-3580 Level 3
Warranty
• Limited lifetime warranty
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Service and Support
The services and support programs described in the table below are available as part of the Cisco Desktop Switching
Service and Support solution, and are available directly from Cisco and through resellers
Service and Support
Features
Benefits
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• Supplements existing staff
• Ensures functionality meets needs
• Mitigates risk
Cisco Advanced Services
Cisco Total Implementation
Solutions (TIS)—available
direct from Cisco
Packaged Total
Implementation Solutions
(Packaged TIS)—available
through resellers
Project management
Site survey, configuration deployment
Installation, text, and cutover
Training
Major moves, adds, changes
Design review and product staging
Technical Support Services
Cisco SMARTnet™ and
SMARTnet Onsite Support
(OS)—available direct from
Cisco
• 24x7 access to software updates
• Web access to technical repositories
• Telephone support through the Cisco
Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
• Enables proactive or expedited
issue resolution
• Lowers cost of ownership by
utilizing Cisco expertise and
knowledge
Packaged SMARTnet—
available through resellers
• Advance replacement of hardware parts
• Minimizes network downtime
Ordering Information
Model numbers
Configuration
WS-C2950G-48-EI
• 48 10/100 ports + 2 1000BaseX ports
• Enhanced Software Image (EI) installed
WS-C2950G-24-EI
• 24 10/100 ports + 2 1000BaseX ports
• EI installed
WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC
• 24 10/100 ports + 2 1000BaseX ports, DC power
• EI installed
WS-C2950G-12-EI
• 12 10/100 ports + 2 1000BaseX ports
• EI installed
WS-C2950T-24
• 24 10/100 ports + 2 1000BaseT ports
• EI installed
WS-C2950C-24
• 24 10/100 ports + 2 100BaseFX ports
• EI installed
WS-C2950ST-24-LRE
• 24 LRE ports + 2 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BasetT Ethernet ports + 2 Small Form
Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceivers (two of four uplink ports active at one time
• EI Installed
WS-C2950ST-8-LRE
• 8 LRE ports + 2 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BasetT Ethernet ports + 2 Small Form
Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceivers (two of four uplink ports active at one time
• EI Installed
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