Cisco C1000-8P-2G-L Switch

C1000-8P-2G-L switch is a fixed managed Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet enterprise-class Layer 2 switch designed for small businesses and branch offices. Here are the key specifications:


C1000-8P-2G-L has 8 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 PoE+ ports: These ports support Power over Ethernet (PoE+) with a power budget of up to 740W.

2 fixed 1 Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)/RJ45 Combo uplinks: These provide connectivity options for additional devices.

Management Options:

You can manage the C1000-8P-2G-L switch via a Command-Line Interface (CLI) or an on-box web UI.

Network monitoring is available through sampled flow (sFlow).

Device management support includes Bluetooth over-the-air access, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and RJ-45 console access.

Security Features for C1000-8P-2G-L:

C1000-8P-2G-L Supports 802.1X for connected devices.

Includes Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) Guard.

Compact Design:

Fanless models are available with a depth of less than 13 inches (33 cm).

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.56 x 12.73 x 1.73 inches (26.8 x 32.3 x 4.4 cm).

Weight: 1.55 kg.

The Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are designed for small businesses and branch offices, offering a combination of simplicity, flexibility, and security. Let’s take a closer look at why the C1000-8P-2G-L switch might be a choice for professionals:

  1. Port Configuration:
    • The C1000-8P-2G-L switch provides 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which allow for high-speed data transfer within the network.
    • Additionally, it has 2 fixed 1 Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)/RJ-45 Combo uplinks, which can be used for connecting to other switches or devices.
  2. Power over Ethernet (PoE+):
    • This switch supports PoE+, allowing it to deliver power to connected devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and security cameras.
    • With a power budget of up to 67W, it can handle PoE+ requirements efficiently.
  3. Management Options:
    • The C1000-8P-2G-L switch can be managed via both a Command-Line Interface (CLI) and an on-box web UI.
    • This flexibility makes it easy for professionals to configure and monitor the switch according to their preferences.
  4. Network Security:
    • C1000-8P-2G-L  supports 802.1X authentication for connected devices, enhancing network security.
    • Other security features include Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) Guard.
  5. Compact Design:
    • The fanless models are available with a depth of less than 13 inches (33 cm), making them suitable for tight spaces.
    • Professionals can deploy these switches in various environments without worrying about excessive heat or noise.
  6. Reliability:
    • The C1000-8P-2G-L switch offers a higher Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), ensuring reliable performance.
    • It also comes with an enhanced limited lifetime warranty support (E-LLW).


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