IT & Network Infrastructure : Cisco Series 300 Switches Don't Cut Networking Corners

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-11-09
 
 
 

Cisco Series 300 Switches Dont Cut Networking Corners

by P. J. Connolly

Cisco Series 300 Switches Dont Cut Networking Corners

Cisco 300 Series Switch

The Cisco 300 series switches offer a wide range of port configurations and a powerful array of management features.

Cisco 300 Series Switch

ACL Configuration

Creating and modifying access control lists on the 300 Series switches is a simple matter, thanks to the Web browser interface.

ACL Configuration

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.

Access Control Engine Management

Control Switch Functions

The Web browser interface makes managing the 300 Series switches straightforward, with links to commonly used functions.

Control Switch Functions

Port Settings at Fingertips

The basic settings for each port can be viewed and edited from a single screen of the management interface.

Port Settings at Fingertips

View Power Savings

The 300 Series switches were designed for efficient power consumption, and those power savings are reflected in this management page.

View Power Savings

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.

Accessible Service Status

Control Spanning Tree

The operation of the fundamental Spanning Tree Protocol can be adjusted when necessary, through this pane of the management interface.

Control Spanning Tree

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.

View Switch Status

Remote Configuration Storage

The configurations of 300 Series switches can be backed up for centralized management, via HTTP or TFTP.

Remote Configuration Storage

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.

Define VLANs for Voice

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