IT & Network Infrastructure : Cisco Series 300 Switches Don't Cut Networking Corners
Cisco Series 300 Switches Dont Cut Networking Corners
by P. J. Connolly
Cisco 300 Series Switch
The Cisco 300 series switches offer a wide range of port configurations and a powerful array of management features.
Creating and modifying access control lists on the 300 Series switches is a simple matter, thanks to the Web browser interface.
Access Control Engine Management
One can view the access control lists that the switch is using at a glance through the ACE tables; ACLs can be defined for both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.
Control Switch Functions
The Web browser interface makes managing the 300 Series switches straightforward, with links to commonly used functions.
Port Settings at Fingertips
The basic settings for each port can be viewed and edited from a single screen of the management interface.
View Power Savings
The 300 Series switches were designed for efficient power consumption, and those power savings are reflected in this management page.
Accessible Service Status
The 300 Series switches can be managed in a variety of ways, and this management pane controls which methods are permitted, and in what fashion.
Control Spanning Tree
The operation of the fundamental Spanning Tree Protocol can be adjusted when necessary, through this pane of the management interface.
View Switch Status
This at-a-glance summary of a 300 Series switch's functions makes remote management of the device simple, and includes a rendering of the LEDs for each port.
Remote Configuration Storage
The configurations of 300 Series switches can be backed up for centralized management, via HTTP or TFTP.
Define VLANs for Voice
The 300 Series switches can automatically recognize VOIP gear and assign such hardware to an appropriate VLAN when a device is connected.