Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches Reviews

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May 27, 2021
Muhammad Hassan Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Manageability.
  • Performance.
  • Low power consumption.
  • Throughput traffic control.
  • Ease of integration.
  • Loops preventions and handling must be improved.
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June 02, 2021
Om Khard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Avoids the Broadcast Storming using STP (Spanning Tree Protocol)
  • It can Block the vacant port of the Switch using BPDUGuard and PortFast so that the other outsider person cannot sniff into the network.
  • VLAN partitioning , but up to 4096 vlans can be created
  • VTP Virtual Trunking Protocol is used to make a trunk between a Client Switch and a Controller Switch (Cisco Switches), Controller switches make idempotent to a Client Switch and have the count of changes in the Client Switch if any changes made from Controller
  • I think Cisco catalyst switches have only 24 ports which I aspect to be increased to 48 ports such that it won't make unnecessary use of buying two Cisco 24 ports if we have 48 ports CISCO catalyst 2900 Switches
  • And Productive Cost for CISCO Catalyst is very high , and I know they are making huge efforts in putting costlier devices into their SD-WAN solution Viptela .
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December 22, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Smart switching
  • Communication with another switch to ensure spanning tree protocol
  • Some NAT if necessary
  • Ease of use--some graphical interface for day-to-day maintenance.
  • Power efficiency
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December 10, 2020
Darshan YS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Security is tight
  • Network connectivity has never been an issue
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving, including link connectivity
  • Upfront cost is high
  • Renewal of the the license needs to be done every two years
  • It is hard to stack certain models
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December 03, 2020
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • They are simple to setup and maintain.
  • Once you have them configured, you won't have to touch them again. They just work!
  • The Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches are fanless, so they work perfectly in some of our more rugged locations.
  • We have not had any problems with these switches.
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November 29, 2020
Engr Umer Usmani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Security of CISCO switches is far better then others.
  • VLAN management is good.
  • Spanning Tree Protocol is good
  • Committed throughput on each port.
  • Port channel
  • Costly
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September 22, 2019
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Affordable gigabit switching.
  • Deployment from a central deployment server using APIC-EM templates.
  • Silent operation.
  • Full PoE+ support.
  • Will of course need to be configured to get the best out of the device.
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June 12, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Closet network switches
  • Branch endpoint connections
  • It is sometimes hard to uncouple the cat 5 cables because of the over hand of the chassis frame.
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January 18, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure and maintain. Once you have implemented a well-designed baseline your Catalyst Switch will perform with no problems even those related to STP that could worry you.
  • Very long BMTF.
  • I haven't had a failure with Catalyst Switches for so long that I change them because of the need for more capacity, but not for disaster failures.
  • The last time a catalyst switch failed was in 2008 and it went to the secondary/standby supervisor so it was really short. Before that, I had a problem with a 4908 that currently doesn't exist.
  • Very reliable.
  • If you learn how to tune up the device and more importantly how to tune up the interconnection and interrelationships among all the devices in your network, you can sleep confident. And the next time you wake up it'll be because of your clock alarm and not because of a phone call from your boss.
  • Excellent cost/performance relation.
  • Even Cisco has so many great characteristics they have been able to keep all those features in the basic models so it is possible to make a deployment with not a big investment and still have a dependable network.
  • We have been able to simplify our network so we can use 3K switches incorporated in a collapsed core network and have it producing money annually, more than 30 million a year.
  • Good written support.
  • When you look at Cisco web pages, since they have been investing in ML/DL, it is easy to find documentation pertinent to your specific problem and/or confirmation scenario.
  • The legacy information is still there.
  • Graphical interface
  • Modularity
  • Keep stacking capabilities
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August 04, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • They provide the ability to segment traffic
  • They provide the ability to apply security to certain VLAN's when needed
  • Troubleshooting is easy with interface outputs and mirror ports
  • The ability to easily do packet captures on the cli would be handy
  • I struggle with the log timestamps relative to the actual time on the machine
  • The ability to put control plane ACL's would be nice rather than having to upgrade for vulnerabilities
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June 25, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • Port security
  • Spanning Tree
  • Definitely could improve on the pricing. We are pleased with them but you definitely pay a premium to obtain and maintain support on them.
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What is Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches?

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches are fixed and smart-managed Gigabit Ethernet switches that provide enterprise-class access switching for branch offices, out-of-the-wiring-closet applications, and critical Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, as well as small and medium-sized businesses. They operate on Cisco IOS Software and support simple device management and network management via Command Line Interface (CLI) as well as an on-box web interface.
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What is Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches?

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches are fixed and smart-managed Gigabit Ethernet switches that provide enterprise-class access switching for branch offices, out-of-the-wiring-closet applications, and critical Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, as well as small and medium-sized businesses. They operate on Cisco IOS Software and support simple device management and network management via Command Line Interface (CLI) as well as an on-box web interface.

What is Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.5.

Who uses Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches?

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.