Cisco Network Assistant uses Cisco Smartports technology to simplify both initial deployment and ongoing maintenance. This application also features an intuitive GUI where users can easily apply common services across Cisco switches, routers, and access points, such as:. It provides an extensive library of easy-to-use features to automate the initial and day-to-day management of your Cisco network infrastructure.
CiscoWorks LMS uniquely uses Cisco hardware and software platform knowledge and operational experience into a powerful set of work-flow driven configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, reporting, and administrative tools. TrustSec, a primary element of Borderless Security Architecture, helps enterprise customers secure their networks, data and resources with policy-based access control, identity and role-aware networking, pervasive integrity, and confidentiality. The borderless security is enabled by the following feature sets in the Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches:.
Threat Defense Cisco Integrated Security Features is an industry-leading solution available on Cisco Catalyst Switches that proactively protects your critical network infrastructure. Delivering powerful, easy-to-use tools to effectively prevent the most common and potentially damaging Layer 2 security threats, Cisco Integrated Security Features provides robust security throughout the network.
Cisco TrustSec TrustSec secures access to the network, enforces security policies, and delivers standard based security solutions such as TrustSec capabilities reflect Cisco thought leadership, innovations, and commitment to customer success. These new capabilities include:. Borderless network enables enterprise mobility and business-grade video services. Industry's first unified network wired and wireless location services enable tracking of mobile assets and the users of those assets for both wired and wireless devices.
The true borderless experience is enabled by the following feature sets in the Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches:. Each switch can operate both as master controller and as forwarding processor. Each switch in the stack can serve as a master, creating a 1:N availability scheme for network control. In the unlikely event of a single unit failure, all other units continue to forward traffic and maintain operation.
Superior Quality of Service The Cisco Catalyst X Series offers GbE speed with intelligent services that keep everything flowing smoothly, even at 10 times the normal network speed. Industry-leading mechanisms for marking, classification, and scheduling deliver superior performance for data, voice, and video traffic, all at wire speed. Location Awareness and Mobility In order to provide delivery of a best-in-class network experience to end users, it's critical for network access to be location aware.
A wide variety of devices can appear on the network, both wired switches, routers, IP phones, PCs, access points, controllers, video digital media players, and so on and wireless mobile devices, wireless tags, rogues, and so on. In many industries, locating assets is primarily a manual process and is time consuming and error prone. The inability to locate assets in real time and to help ensure their availability when and where they are needed limits reaction time and efficiency. Location services answer business-critical questions about both mobile assets and the users of those assets regardless of whether those assets are connecting using wired or wireless, and hence directly improve their organization's profitability.
Network Location Services also improve security and accelerate client troubleshooting by locating an asset, user, or device on the network. Figure 1. The default switch configuration doesn't include the uplink module; at the time of switch purchase the customer has the flexibility to choose from the network modules described in Table.
The four uplink modules are hot swappable. The four network modules can be used in any of the combinations shown in Table. It offers flexibility with the user being able to define flows. The new Cisco Service Module enables the following services:. FNF is a networking monitoring technology. A NetFlow table can be used to collect flow statistics.
The flow information can be used by customers for a variety of use cases like understanding:. Enabling FNF at the access switch ensures you get all flows. The access switch is the most logical place in the network for collecting statistics and monitoring all flows. With Netflow, you can obtain MAC-address and access port information associated with the flow, to get directly to the source of the flow. Most collectors are able to leverage the location based on MAC-address and interface port number provided by the access switch to the collector.
Thus by enabling FNF at the access switch you are able to get the location information of the flow. The access switch has a variety of identity mechanism for user authentication and adding user awareness is the natural progression that can be developed. Access switches are an order of magnitude greater than distribution and core which makes them scale well for FNF and ensure there are no performance impacts of oversubscription at aggregation and core.
The switch ships with one power supply by default, and the second power supply can be purchased at the time of ordering the switch or at a later time. If only one power supply is installed, it should always be in the power supply bay 1. In addition to the above power supplies a W DC power supply is available as a spare should be ordered separately on all switch models.
The DC power supply also delivers PoE capabilities for maximum flexibility, please refer to table 7 for available PoE for different configurations and customers can mix and match the AC and DC power supplies in the two available power supply slots. Any of these power supplies can be installed in any of the switches. In addition to PoE PoE removes the need for wall power to each PoE-enabled device and eliminates the cost for additional electrical cabling and circuits that would otherwise be necessary in IP phone and WLAN deployments.
Table 8 shows the power supply combinations required for different PoE needs. This requires the W AC power supply in both the power supply slots. It not only provides the functionalities offered by the RPS but also provides enhanced services with the support for Cisco StackPower technology. When used with the Cisco Catalyst X, it provides RPS functionality, but when used with the Cisco Catalyst X, it provides StackPower functionality to all the stack members, including power supply redundancy.
The XPS supports dual redundant power supplies and fans. Up to nine switches can be connected to the XPS , and it can provide power backup to two of the failed switches concurrently when appropriately sized power supplies are used. The XPS is fully configurable for setting switch priorities in case of multiple failures. Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches are designed to provide high availability, security, investment protection, high quality of service, energy efficiency, and simplified operation.
These stackable switches are ideally suited to support demanding applications such as IP telephony, wireless, and video. The table below provides high-level comparisons of the different models available in the Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches family. You can view all models with:. Toggle navigation.
Switch to something new: Catalyst Series switches Boost speed and performance with our newest, most secure switches! Catalyst Series Switches. Cisco StackPower Technology The Cisco Catalyst X Series introduces Cisco StackPower technology, innovative power interconnect system that allows the power supplies in a stack to be shared as a common resource among all the switches. StackPower Connector Switch Configurations All switch models can be configured with four optional network modules.
Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches Enable Cisco Borderless Network Experience Borderless Networks, a Cisco architecture, deliver the new workspace experience, connecting anyone, anywhere, using any device, to any resource securely, reliably, and transparently. Cisco Network Access for Borderless solution focuses on the following primary areas: Sustainability Ease of operations Borderless security Borderless experience Sustainability Cisco Catalyst switching solutions enable greener practices through measurable power efficiency, integrated services, and continuous innovations such as Cisco EnergyWise, an enterprisewide solution that monitors and conserves energy with customized policies.
Sustainability features in the Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches include the following features sets: Cisco EnergyWise technology Efficient switch operation Intelligent power management Energy Efficient Ethernet Cisco EnergyWise Technology Cisco EnergyWise is an innovative architecture, added to fixed configuration switches, promoting companywide sustainability by reducing energy consumption across an entire corporate infrastructure and affecting more than 50 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions created by worldwide building infrastructure, a much greater effect than the 2 percent generated by the IT industry.
Per port power consumption command allows customers to specify maximum power setting on an individual port. Per port PoE power sensing measures actual power being drawn, enabling more intelligent control of powered devices.
The PoE MIB provides proactive visibility into power usage and allows customers to set different power-level thresholds. Smart Install utilizes dynamic IP address allocation and the assistance of other switches to facilitate installation providing transparent network plug and play. Cisco Auto Smartports provide automatic configuration as devices connect to the switch port, allowing auto detection and plug and play of the device onto the network.
Cisco Smart Configuration provides a single point of management for a group of switches and in addition adds the ability to archive and backup configuration files to a file server or switch allowing seamless zero touch switch replacement. Using EEM, customers can adapt the behavior of their network devices to align with their business needs. This feature requires IP Base feature set. This feature requires IP Services feature set.
Stacking master configuration management and Cisco StackWise technology helps ensure that all switches are automatically upgraded when the master switch receives a new software version. Automatic software version checking and updating help ensure that all stack members have the same software version. Autonegotiation on all ports automatically selects half- or full-duplex transmission mode to optimize bandwidth.
Automatic media-dependent interface crossover MDIX automatically adjusts transmit and receive pairs if an incorrect cable type crossover or straight-through is installed. Switching Database Manager SDM templates for access, routing, and VLAN deployment allow the administrator to easily maximize memory allocation to the desired features based on deployment-specific requirements. Smart Multicast, with Cisco StackWise Plus technology , allows the Cisco Catalyst X Series to offer greater efficiency and support for more multicast data streams such as video by putting each data packet onto the backplane only once.
Per-port broadcast, multicast, and unicast storm control prevents faulty end stations from degrading overall systems performance. Layer 2 traceroute eases troubleshooting by identifying the physical path that a packet takes from source to destination.
Cisco Network Assistant A PC-based network management application designed for small and medium-sized business SMB networks with up to users, Cisco Network Assistant offers centralized network management and configuration capabilities. Including: Support for new Cisco hardware platforms the day they ship Support for new technologies and services from initial deployment to day-to-day administration and management, such as EnergyWise, Identity, Cisco Auto Smartports, Cisco Smart Install, and much more Configuration management tools built from Cisco experience and Cisco Validated Design recommendations Monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities that incorporates Cisco hardware best practices and diagnostics features Automation in managing hardware inventories, security vulnerabilities PSIRTS and platform end-of-life and support cycles Borderless Security The Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches provide superior Layer 2 threat defense capabilities for mitigating man-in-the-middle attacks such as MAC, IP, and ARP spoofing.
The borderless security is enabled by the following feature sets in the Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches: Threat defense Cisco TrustSec Other advanced security features Threat Defense Cisco Integrated Security Features is an industry-leading solution available on Cisco Catalyst Switches that proactively protects your critical network infrastructure. Port Security secures the access to an access or trunk port based on MAC address.
This feature is used by other primary security features to prevent a number of other attacks such as ARP poisoning. These new capabilities include: IEEE Available on Cisco Catalyst X Series Switches, MACsec provides Layer 2, line rate Ethernet data confidentiality and integrity on host facing ports, protecting against man-in-the-middle attacks snooping, tampering, and replay.
FIPS validated for devices used in government and sensitive environments for extremely high levels of data security. Flexible authentication that supports multiple authentication mechanisms including Open mode that creates a user friendly environment for Integration of device profiling technology and guest access handling with Cisco switching to significantly improve security while reducing deployment and operational challenges. Other Advanced Security Features Other Advanced Security features include but are not limited to: Private VLANs restrict traffic between hosts in a common segment by segregating traffic at Layer 2, turning a broadcast segment into a nonbroadcast multiaccesslike segment.
Private VLAN Edge provides security and isolation between switch ports, which helps ensure that users cannot snoop on other users' traffic. Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding RPF feature helps mitigate problems caused by the introduction of malformed or forged spoofed IP source addresses into a network by discarding IP packets that lack a verifiable IP source address.
Cisco standard and extended IP security router ACLs define security policies on routed interfaces for control-plane and data-plane traffic. Port-based ACLs for Layer 2 interfaces allow security policies to be applied on individual switch ports. MAC Address Notification allows administrators to be notified of users added to or removed from the network. Multilevel security on console access prevents unauthorized users from altering the switch configuration.
IGMP filtering provides multicast authentication by filtering out nonsubscribers and limits the number of concurrent multicast streams available per port. Borderless Experience Borderless network enables enterprise mobility and business-grade video services. Other high-availability features include but are not limited to: Cross-Stack EtherChannel provides the ability to configure Cisco EtherChannel technology across different members of the stack for high resiliency.
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If you want to use only the CLI to manage the switch, this is the only file you need to download. Copy the bin image to the flash of each switch. In this case, two are the switches so the commands are:. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
SE5 All software images installed. BIN image The. To upgrade follow this steps: 1. Download the bin image from the cisco. You copy the file to the switch from a TFTP server and extract the files. You can download an image file and replace the current image, or you can keep the current image. Note: For switch stacks, the archive download-sw and archive upload-sw privileged EXEC commands can only be used through the stack master.
Software images downloaded to the stack master are automatically downloaded to the rest of the stack members. Thus, you must be logged on to the master switch to perform this upgrade. Use the Decide Which Files to Use section of this document in order to identify the type of image and feature set that you want to download. Refer to Software Download - Cisco Catalyst Software registered customers only and find the image that you want to download. In order to obtain authorization and to download the cryptographic software files, click Catalyst Strong Cryptographic 3DES Software.
The bootloader can take up to 1 minute to upgrade the first time that you load the new software. Do not power cycle the switch during the bootloader upgrade. Issue the dir flash: command on the in order to verify the amount of free memory that you have for the upgrade. There are several options for the download of the image. You can use the command-line options that appear in this section to have a new image overwrite the old image or leave the old image in flash.
The example uses the archive download-sw command in order to retain the old image on the device. For a complete description of the commands available, refer to the archive download-sw section of Catalyst Switch Cisco IOS Commands. The image copy is complete, and you are ready for the reboot. In order to verify that the current state of the switches is Ready , issue the show switch detail command. In order to verify that the new image is in flash for the stack members, issue the dir flash: command and the dir flash 1: command.
In this example, there are two switch stack members. If the stack configuration includes additional switches in the stack, issue the dir flash : command for each additional switch in the stack. Issue the show version command in order to verify that the old image is still the current operation system image. Issue the show boot command in order to verify that the new image is now the image in the BOOT path-list that will load at the next switch reload.
Issue the reload command at the prompt and confirm in order to proceed with the reload. The new code revision should come up and start to run as expected on all the switches in the stack. The previous section of this document explained how to upgrade IOS using the archive download-sw command. You can also upgrade the IOS manually switch-by-switch without disconnecting the stack cables. The three major steps in this method are:. The archive download-sw command does all three steps during an automatic IOS upgrade.
You can also perform these three steps in the manual IOS upgrade. This example has a switch stack with three switches. Switch 1 is the master switch and switches 2 and 3 are the member switches. You need to make sure you have sufficient space available in the Flash of the master switch. The master switch should have twice the amount of space of the. This space is needed to store the.
For example, if the. Extract the. After you extract the. You need to find the path where the. Note: This boot system switch all has been brought down to a second line due to spatial considerations. Reload the switch and verify that the switch runs the new Cisco IOS software release after the reload:. A switch stack can be managed either with the web device manager or with the CLI.
If you manage the switch with the CLI, you do not need the. This section explains the IOS upgrade with the. It is assumed that you have already configured the switch stack with an IOS image. This section explains how to copy and upgrade the new IOS in the switch stack. Note: The commands archive download-sw and archive upload-sw are applicable only for.
This output shows the stack member and the master in this stack:. You can verify the available memory in the Flash file system of both switches individually as this example output shows:. In a Catalyst switch stack, flash: represents the Flash file system of the master switch. In this example, the dir flash: command displays the contents of the master switch Switch 2 which is flash Reload the switch and verify that the switch runs the new Cisco IOS software version after the reload:.
Certain show commands are supported by the Output Interpreter Tool registered customers only , which allows you to view an analysis of show command output. This document provides solutions to known issues with the TFTP server. You see this error when the Cisco IOS image is corrupt or a. In order to resolve the issue, complete these steps:. If the error message still appears, format the Flash and reload the switch. After the IOS upgrade, any one or more of the switches do not boot with the new images.
Or, when you add a switch to the existing stack and the newly added switch has a different Cisco IOS software release than the existing switch stack, the new switch is unusable. The switch stack has a feature called auto-upgrade which is enabled by default. This feature enables the switch stack to automatically upgrade the IOS on the newly added switch.
Sometimes this auto-upgrade fails to upgrade the IOS of the newly added switch. You see this message sequence when you add the switch to the existing stack. Note: The auto-upgrade feature must be enabled to upgrade the switch in version-mismatch VM mode. By default, auto-upgrade is enabled.
You can check the status of auto-upgrade by using the show boot privileged EXEC command and by checking the auto upgrade line in the display. You can disable auto-upgrade by using the no boot auto-copy-sw global configuration command on the stack master. Upgrade the member switch that has an incompatible software image using the archive copy-sw privileged EXEC command.
This command copies the software image from an existing stack member to the one with the incompatible software.
Catalyst Software Upgrade in a Stack Configuration with Use of the Command-Line Interface. This procedure explains how to copy and upgrade the new IOS in the Catalyst Switch Stack assuming that you have already configured the Catalyst Solved: I have a two x in Stack and need upgrade this, please which are you consider using (55)SE7 as this is one of the most stable IOS around.