Your guide to the Cisco Catalyst Ethernet Switch WS-C3850-48P-S

tl;dr Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series WS-C3850-48P-S  msrp is $13k our price for factory sealed is $5500. It is available today.
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What is it?
The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series WS-C3850-48P-S switch is Ethernet, Multigigabit Ethernet, Enterprise-class and Stackable.
It is a powerhouse whose price has dropped significantly since it was released.

Why do I need it?
The WS-C3850-48P-S supports gigabit access growth for wired and wireless (802.11ac) which lets you bring together wired and wireless access for simplicity and scale.
The 3850 series allows role based access, so access to resources can be set by user or device from any location.
It supports  current and next-gen wireless speeds and standards (including 802.11ac Wave 2) on your current cabling.
This is a serious Enterprise Level stackable switch with an authoritative user experience so you can effectively assess, monitor, and troubleshot your network.

Cisco Catalyst Ethernet Switch WS-C3850-48P-S Specs

  • Total Ports: 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports
  • Connector Type: RJ-45
  • Total Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Ports: None
  • Default AC Power Supply: 715 Watts
  • Available PoE Power: 435 Watts
  • Optional Network Module:
    – 4 x 1 GE
    – 2 x 10 GE
    – 4 x 10 GE
  • Stack Power: Yes
  • Form Factor: Desktop or 1RU (Rack Unit)
  • IP Base feature set: Yes
  • IPv4 routes: 24000
  • NetFlow entries: 48000
  • Switched virtual interfaces: 1000
  • Flash Memory Installed: 2 GB
  • Ram Installed: 4 GB
  • Connectors:
    – USB Type A
    – USB Type B
  • Layer: 3
  • Stackable: Yes
  • Jumbo Frame Support: 9198 bytes
  • MAC Address Table Size: 32000 entries
  • Switching capacity: 176 Gbps
  • Stacking bandwidth: 480 Gbps
  • Dimensions: 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches
  • Dimensions: 4.45 x 44.5 x 45.0 centimeters
  • Weight: 17.4 pounds
  • Weght: 7.9 kilograms


Features Standards Management Protocols Indicators Standards1 Authentication
ACL support IEEE 802.1D CLI EIGRP PoE BSMI CNS 13438 Class A Kerberos
ARP support IEEE 802.1p RMON 1 RIP-1 Duplex mode CISPR 22 Class A RADIUS
Auto-negotiation IEEE 802.1Q RMON 2 RIP-2 Port speed CISPR 24 SSH
Auto-uplink IEEE 802.1s SNMP 1 RIPng Status CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 TACACS+
StackPower IEEE 802.1w SNMP 2c System EN 60950-1 (2nd Ed)
StackWise-480 IEEE 802.1x SNMP 3 EN 61000-3-2
DHCP snooping IEEE 802.3 SSH EN 61000-3-3
DAI IEEE 802.3ab Telnet EN55022 Class A
DTP support IEEE 802.3ad EN55024
FNF IEEE 802.3af FCC Part 15 A
IGMP snooping IEEE 802.3at GOST
IPv4 support IEEE 802.3u ICES-003 Class A
IPv6 support IEEE 802.3x IEC 60950-1 (2nd Ed)
Layer 3 balancing IEEE 802.3z ISO 7779
MLD snooping NOM
MSTP support RoHS
PoE+ UL 60950-1 (2nd Ed)
PAgP support VCCI Class A
RADIUS support
RSTP) support
STP Root Guard
Syslog support
TFTP support
VLAN support

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