Cisco SM-X Layer 2/3 16xGE, PoE+ EtherSwitch Service Module
Lead time: 16-21 days
£1,524.91 inc. VAT
(£1,270.76 exc. VAT)
Cisco Part Number: SM-X-ES3-16-P
The Cisco SM-X Layer2/3 EtherSwitch Service Module can reduce your company’s total cost of ownership (TCO) by integrating Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports within the Cisco 4451-X and Cisco 3900 and 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs). This integration allows network administrators to manage a single device using Cisco management tools or the router command-line interface (CLI) for LAN and WAN management needs. This approach reduces network complexity, lowers maintenance contract costs, lessens staff training needs, simplifies software qualification efforts, increases availability, and delivers a consistent user experience at branch offices and headquarters.The Cisco SM-X Layer2/3 EtherSwitch Modules are an enterprise class line of switches in Cisco ISR extended service module form factor for the Cisco 2900 and 3900 Series and Cisco 4451-X ISRs. These Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules greatly expand the capabilities of the router by integrating industry-leading Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching with feature sets identical to those found in the Cisco Catalyst® 3560-X Series.
The new Cisco SM-X Layer2/3 EtherSwitch Service Modules take advantage of the increased capabilities on the Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Series Switches and provide scalability, security, energy efficiency, and ease of operation with innovative features such as Cisco TrustSec® and Media Access Control Security (MACsec) features. Additionally, these service modules enable Cisco’s industry-leading power initiatives with IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) configurations and per-port PoE power monitoring – all of which enhance the ability of the branch office to scale to next-generation requirements and still meet important initiatives for IT teams to operate a power efficient network. Furthermore, the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules not only perform local line-rate switching and routing but also support direct service module-to-service module communication through the Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) Multigigabit Fabric (MGF), which separates LAN traffic from WAN resources.
Because the Cisco SM-X Layer2/3 EtherSwitch Service Modules support the same feature sets as the Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Switches, you can provide a ubiquitous configuration at headquarters and at the branch office to create a consistent experience throughout your network.
In addition to IP Base and IP Services feature sets, the Cisco SM-X Layer2/3 EtherSwitch Modules come with a new LAN Base feature set. The three feature sets available with all Cisco SM-X EtherSwitch Modules follow:
• LAN Base: Enterprise access Layer 2 switching features
• IP Base: Baseline enterprise access Layer 3 switching features
• IP Services: Advanced Layer 3 switching (IPv4 and IPv6) features
The LAN Base feature set includes comprehensive Layer 2 features, with up to 255 VLANs. The IP Base feature set provides baseline enterprise services in addition to all LAN Base features, with 1000 VLANs. IP Base also includes support for routed access and MACsec. The IP Services feature set provides full enterprise services that include advanced Layer 3 features such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), and IPv6 routing such as OSPFv3 and EIGRPv6. All software feature sets support advanced security, quality of service (QoS), and management features.