The Cisco SG550X-24 switch is equipped with 24 ports with a throughput of 1000Mbps. The switch also has 2 Combo 10G RJ45/SFP+ ports and two SFP+ ports. Cisco devices have several management options, including a graphical user interface available through a web browser and text CLI console.
The switch has a throughput of 95.23 million packets per second (64-byte packets) and a switching capacity of 128 Gb/s. The Cisco switch comes with a limited manufacturer's lifetime warranty.
The Cisco 550X series switches are designed to protect your technology investment as your business grows. Unlike switches that are stackable but have components that are administered and configured separately, the Cisco 550X Series provides true stacking capabilities, allowing you to configure, manage and troubleshoot multiple physical switches as you do in a single device, and make network expansion easier.
High performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
The Cisco 550X series switches have 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, providing affordable and flexible configurations to meet the high networking requirements of small and medium-sized enterprises. With the 10G copper ports in the SX550X switches, 10G connections to servers and network attached storage devices can be easily and cost-effectively achieved with a standard RJ-45 Ethernet cable.
Easy implementation and use
The Cisco 550X series switches are designed for easy operation and management by small and medium businesses, commercial customers or partners who operate them.
- Smart Network Application (SNA) is an innovative network level monitoring and management tool built into the series Cisco 250 to 550X switches. It provides the ability to display network topology, display connection status, monitor events, deploy configurations and update software in multiple switches on the network.
- FindIT Network Manager and Probe are designed to manage switches, routers and wireless access points from the Cisco 100 to 500 series. They allow for proactive network management instead of just reacting to events. The Cisco 550X series switches support the built-in FindIT Network Probe, which eliminates the need to configure separate hardware or a virtual machine on site.
For more information, visit the manufacturer's website: Cisco - FindIT Network Manager and Probe
- The FindIT Network Discovery tool works with a simple toolbar in your web browser that allows you to discover Cisco devices on the network and display basic device information, inventory and new firmware updates to help you configure and speed up the deployment of Cisco Small Business products.
- Simple and advanced graphical user interfaces reduce the time needed for implementation, troubleshooting and network management, and allow convenient operation of advanced features.
- Configuration wizards simplify the most common configuration tasks and are a great tool for easy network configuration and management.
- The switches also support text interface Command-Line Interface (CLI).
- Thanks to Auto Smart port intelligence, the switch can detect a network device connected to any port and automatically configure optimal security, quality of service (QoS) and availability on that port.
- The Cisco DiscoveryProtocol detects Cisco devices and allows them to share key configuration information to simplify network configuration and integration.
- Support for SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) allows you to configure and manage switches and other Cisco devices remotely, which improves IT department operations and facilitates mass configurations.
- The USB port in the switch allows for easy transfer of images and configurations for faster implementation or updates.
- Networkwide Automatic Voice Deployment - Using a combination of Cisco Discovery Protocol, LLDP-MED, Auto Smartports and Voice Services Discovery Protocol (or VSDP, Cisco's unique protocol), customers can dynamically deploy an end-to-end voice network.
Comparison available on manufacturer's website: HERE
|Features / filters|
|LAN standard||Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mb/s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet,|
|Number of LAN ports||24x [10/100/1000M (RJ45)] , 2x [10G Combo (RJ45/SFP+)] , 2x [10G (SFP+)] ,|
|Number of PoE ports||No PoE ports|
|Management||CLI - Command Line Interface, By cloud – cloud management, By web browser,|
|Type of case||Rack (1U)|
|Efficiency - switching capacity and data transfer rate|
|Switching capacity (Gbps)||128|
|Capacity in Mpps (64-byte packs)||95.23|
|PoE (Power over Ethernet)|
|Power dedicated to PoE||No|
|Number of ports supporting PoE||No|
|Green Power||EEE, Energy Detect, Short Reach|
|Energy consumption of the system||33.5W|
|Energy consumption (with PoE)||-|
|Heat distribution (BTU/hr)||114.31|
|Total number of ports||24x Gigabit Ethernet + 4x 10Gigabit Ethernet|
|LAN ports||24x Gigabit Ethernet|
|Uplink ports||2x 10GE RJ45/SFP+ Combo
|Package buffer||1.5 MB|
|Dimensions||440 x 44 x 257 mm|
|Number of fans||1 + 1 (spare)|
|Noise level||0°C - 30°C: 34.2dB
|MTBF at 50°C (hours)||375790|
|Jumbo frames||Frame sizes up to 9000 bytes. The default MTU is 2000|
|MAC Table||32000 addresses on SG550XG and SX550X models
16000 addresses in all other models
|Console port||Cisco Standard console port - RJ45|
|CAB management port||Gigabit dedicated port for out-of-band management on SG350XG models.|
|Backup Power Supply Connector (RPS)||Yes|
|USB connector||The USB Type A socket on the front panel of the switch makes it easy to manage files and images.|
|LEDs||System, master, fan, RPS, stack ID, link/speed to each port|
|Flash Memory||256 MB|
|CPU||800 MHz (dual-core) ARM|
|CPU memory||512 MB|
|Power supply||100 - 240V 47 - 63 Hz, internal|
|Certification||UL (UL 60950), CSA (CSA 22.2), CE mark, FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A|
|Operating temperature||0° to 50°C|
|Storage temperature||-20° to 70°C|
|Moisture||10% to 90%, relative, non-condensing|
|Storage humidity||10% to 90%, relative, non-condensing|
|Guarantee||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Package contents||- Cisco Small Business 550X Series switch
- Power Cable
- Mounting kit
- Console cable
- Brief instruction manual
|Switching layer 2|
|Spanning Tree Protocol||802.1d Spanning Tree support
Fast convergence using 802.1w (Rapid Spanning Tree [RSTP]), enabled by default.
Multiple instances of Spanning Tree using 802.1s (MSTP)
Up to 16 instances are supported.
|Port grouping and aggregated links||Support for IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
● up to 32 groups
up to 8 ports per group with 16 candidate ports for each aggregated dynamic link 802.3ad LAG
|VLAN||Supports up to 4096 VLANs simultaneously
VLANs based on ports and 802.1Q tags.
VLANs based on MAC
VLAN for management
Private VLAN Edge (PVE), also known as protected ports, with multiple uplinks
VLAN based on IP subnet
Dynamic VLAN assignment via RADIUS server with 802.1x client authentication.
|Voice VLAN||Voice traffic is automatically assigned to a voice specific VLAN and processed using the appropriate levels of voice QoS Auto|
|Multicast TV VLAN||Multicast TV VLANs enable a single VLAN to be shared in a network, while subscribers remain in separate VLANs (also known as MVRs).|
|VLAN translation||One-to-One Mapping VLAN support. In a One-to-One Mapping VLAN, C-VLANs are mapped to S-VLAN at the edge interface and the original C-VLAN tags are replaced by specific S-VLANs.|
|Q-in-Q VLAN||VLANs transparently cut through the network of service providers while isolating traffic among customers.|
|Selective Q-in-Q||Selective Q-in-Q is an enhancement of the basic Q-in-Q function and provides multiple mapping of different C-VLANs to separate S-VLANs for each boundary interface.
Selective Q-in-Q also allows the Ether-type (TPID) configuration of the S-VLAN tag.
|Generic VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP)/Generic Attribute Registration Protocol (GARP)||Protocols for automatic expansion and configuration of VLANs in a bridged domain.|
|Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD)||The UDLD monitors the physical connection to detect one-way connections caused by incorrect wiring or cable/port errors to prevent redirection loops and blocked traffic in networks.|
|DHCP Relay in Layer 2||Forwarding DHCP traffic to a DHCP server in different VLANs; it works with DHCP option 82.|
|Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP versions 1, 2, 3) snooping||IGMP limits bandwidth-intensive multicast traffic to requesters only; it supports up to 1K multicast groups (source-specific multicasting is also supported).|
|IGMP querier||Querier IGMP is used to operate the Layer 2 snooping switches multicast domain in the absence of a multicast router.|
|HOL (Head-Of-Line) blocking||Prevention of HOL blockades|
|Layer 3 functions|
|Routing IPv4||IPv4 packet forwarding at link speed
Up to 7168 static routes and up to 256 IP interfaces
|Static IPv6 routing at link speed||Up to 1792 static routes and up to 256 IPv6 interfaces|
|Layer 3 interface||Configure the Layer 3 interface on a physical port, LGD, VLAN, or loopback interface.|
|Classless Domain Routing (CIDR)||CIDR support|
|VRRP||VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) allows transparent failover switching at the first IP router, so that a group of routers can create one virtual router. VRRP versions 2 and 3 are supported. Up to 255 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol routers are supported.|
|Police-Based Routing (PBR)||Flexible routing control for routing packets to different consecutive hops based on IPv4 or IPv6 ACL|
|IP Service-Level Agreement (SLA) - object tracking||IP SLA object tracking is based on the ICMP IP SLA echo operation to detect a connection to a specific network target.
VRRP IP SLA object tracking provides a mechanism to track the connection to the default VRRP router route in the next jump.
Tracking SLA IP objects for static routes provides a mechanism to track the connection to the destination network using the next jump specified in the static route.
|DHCP server||The switch works as an IPv4 DHCP server supporting IP addresses for multiple DHCP pools/scopes.
Support for DHCP options
|DHCP relay on layer 3||Transmission of DHCP traffic between IP domains|
|User Datagram Protocol (UDP) relay||Forwarding transmission information between layer 3 domains to detect applications or forward bootP/DHCP packets.|
|Stacking - stacking switches|
|Hardware packaging||Up to 8 switches in a stack. Up to 400 ports managed as a single system with hardware emergency switching.|
|Protection during device failure||Fast emergency switching in the stack ensures minimal loss of network traffic. Support for aggregation of links between multiple units in a stack.|
|Configure/manage "Plug and Play".||Master/backup for flexible stack control
Hot Swap stack replacement
Ring and chain stacking options, automatic port stacking speed, flexible port options
|High-speed connections between stacks||Economical, fast 10G fiber optic and copper interface. LAG support for interconnection for even more bandwidth.|
|High-speed connections between stacks||Economical, fast 10G fiber optic and copper interfaces. They support LAG.|
|Secure Shell Protocol (SSH)||SSH is a safe replacement for Telnet traffic. SCP also uses SSH. SSH v1 and v2 are supported.|
|Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)||Support for SSL protocol: Encrypts all HTTPS traffic, allowing highly secure access to the browser-based graphical management interface in the switch.|
|IEEE 802.1X (authenticator roles)||802.1X: Authentication and reporting of RADIUS
VLAN for guests
Single/multiple host mode and single/multiple sessions
Supports temporary handling 802.1X
Dynamic VLAN assignment
|IEEE 802.1X supplicant||The switch can be configured to act as an assistant to another switch. This allows you to extend secure access in areas outside the wiring closet (e.g. meeting rooms).|
|Authorisation via Internet||Network-based authentication provides control of network access via a web browser to any device or operating system.|
|STP Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) Guard||A safety mechanism to protect the network against incorrect configurations. The port with BPDU Guard enabled is disabled if a BPDU message is received on this port. This prevents accidental topology loops.|
|STP Root Guard||This prevents edge devices that are not under the control of the network administrator from becoming Spanning Tree Protocol root nodes.|
|DHCP snooping||Filters DHCP messages with unregistered IP addresses and/or from unexpected or untrusted interfaces.
This prevents malicious devices from acting as DHCP servers.
|IP Source Guard (IPSG)||When the IP Source Guard feature is enabled on a port, the switch filters the IP packets received from the port if the source IP addresses of the packets have not been statically configured or dynamically learned from DHCP snooping.
This prevents IP address spoofing.
|Dynamic ARP Control (DAI)||The switch rejects ARP packets from the port if there are no static or dynamic IP/MAC bindings or if there is a discrepancy between the source or destination addresses in the ARP packet. This prevents man-in-the-middle attacks.|
|IP/MAC/Port Binding (IPMB)||Previous features (DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard and Dynamic ARP Inspection) work together to prevent DOS attacks on the network, thereby increasing network availability.|
|Secure Core Technology (SCT)||It makes sure that the switch will receive and manage processes and protocol traffic regardless of the amount of traffic received.|
|Secure Sensitive Data (SSD)||A mechanism for secure management of sensitive data (such as passwords, keys, etc.) on the switch, filling in this data on other devices and protecting against auto setup. Access to view confidential data in plain or encrypted text is provided according to user-configured access level and user access method.|
|Private VLAN||Private VLAN provides security and isolation between switching ports, helping to ensure that users cannot spy on other users' traffic; it supports multiple uplink links.|
|Port security||Possibility to block source MAC addresses to ports and limit the number of known MAC addresses.|
|RADIUS/TACACS+||Supports RADIUS and TACACS authentication. The switch works as a client.|
|RADIUS accounting||RADIUS reporting functions allow sending data at the beginning and the end of the service, indicating the amount of resources (such as time, packets, bytes, etc.) used during the session.|
|Storm protection||Broadcasting, multicast and unknown unicast|
|Prevention of DoS||Prevention of Denial-Of-Service (DOS) attacks|
|Multiple user rights levels in the CLI||Allocation levels 1, 7 and 15|
|Quality of service|
|ACL Access Control Lists||Support for up to 3000 rules
Packet rejection or bandwidth restriction based on source and destination MAC, VLAN ID or IP address, protocol, port, DSCP/IP priority, source and destination ports TCP/UDP, 802.1p priority, Ethernet type, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packets, IGMP packets, TCP flag, time-supported ACL.
|Priority levels||8 queues|
|Schedules||Strict priority and Weighted Round-Robin (WRR)|
|Class of service - Class of service||Port based; 802.1p VLAN based on VLAN priority; based on IPv4/v6 IP precedence/Type of Service (ToS)/DSCP; Differentiated Services (DiffServ); ACLs classification and remarking, trusted QoS
Queue assignment based on Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) and service class (802.1p/CoS)
|Capacity limitations - Rate limiting||Ingress policer; outbound traffic control and speed control; on VLAN, port and based on data flow, 2R3C policies|
|Avoiding congestion||A TCP congestion avoidance algorithm is required to minimize and avoid global synchronization of TCP losses.|
|iSCSI traffic optimization||Mechanism to give priority to iSCSI traffic over other types of traffic|
|IPv6||IPv6 host mode
IPv6 over Ethernet
Dual IPv6/IPv4 stack
Detection of neighbor and IPv6 (ND) router
Auto-configuration of the IPv6 address
Path Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) discovery Double address detection (DAD)
ICMP version 6
IPv6 over IPv4 with support for Intrasite Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP).
Gold certification of USGv6 and IPv6 logos
|IPv6 QoS||Prioritization of IPv6 packets|
|IPv6 ACL||Speed limit or IPv6 rejection|
|IPv6 First Hop Security||RA guard
Table of adjacent bonds (snooping and static entries) Checking the integrity of adjacent bonds
|Multicast listener discovery (MLD v1/2) snooping||Delivering IPv6 multicast packets only to the right recipients.|
|IPv6 applications||Web/SSL, Telnet server/SSH, ping, traceroute, Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), SNMP, RADIUS, syslog, DNS client, Telnet Client, DHCP Client, DHCP Autoconfig, IPv6 DHCP Relay, TACACS|
|Graphical user interface||Built-in switch configuration tool for easy configuration of devices in the browser (HTTP/HTTPS).
Supports simple and advanced modes of operation, configuration, wizards, configurable dashboard, system maintenance, monitoring, online help and universal search engine.
|Smart Network Application (SNA)||Smart Network Application (SNA) is an innovative network level monitoring and management tool built into the Cisco 100 to 500 series switches. It can detect network topology, display link status, monitor events, apply configurations, and update software images with multiple switches on the network.
(Note: Network management with Smart Network Application requires the use of the 350, 350X or 550X series switches as part of the network.)
|SNMP||SNMP versions 1, 2c and 3 with SNMP trap support and SNMP version 3
User based security model (USM)
|Remote monitoring (RMON)||The embedded RMON software supports 4 RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms and events) for better traffic management, monitoring and analysis.|
|Dual IPv4 and IPv6 stack||Coexistence of both piles of protocols to facilitate migration|
|Firmware update||Updated via web browser (HTTP/HTTPS) and TFTP and SCP.
The update can also be initiated via the console port.
Dual images for flexible firmware updates
|Port mirroring||Traffic on a port or in a LAG can be reflected in another port for analysis using a network analyser or RMON probe. Up to 8 source ports can be mirrored to one destination port.|
|VLAN mirroring||Traffic at a port can be reflected in another port for analysis by means of a network analyser or RMON probe. Up to 8 source ports can be mirrored to one destination port. A single session is supported.|
|Flow and mirroring based redirection||Redirecting or mirroring traffic to a destination port or a mirror session based on flow.|
|Remote Switch Port Analyzer (RSPAN)||Traffic can be reflected by the Layer 2 domain to a remote port on another switch for easy troubleshooting.|
|sFlow agent||The switch can export the sFlow sample to external collectors. The sFlow provides visibility of network traffic up to the flow level.|
|DHCP (options 12, 66, 67, 82, 129, and 150)||DHCP options allow tighter control from a central point (DHCP server) to obtain the IP address, auto-configuration (with download of the configuration file), DHCP relay and host name.|
|Auto-configuration with secure copying (SCP)||Enables secure, mass deployment with sensitive data protection.|
|Text-based, editable configuration files||Configuration files can be edited with a text editor and downloaded to another switch to facilitate mass deployment|
|Smartports||Simplified configuration of QoS and safety functions|
|Auto Smartports||It uses intelligent solutions delivered through Smartport roles and applies them automatically to the port based on devices detected by Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP-MED.|
|Secure copy (SCP)||Securely transfer files to and from the switch.|
|CLI command line text||Scriptable CLI. The full CLI and CLI menu are supported.|
|Cloud services||Support for Cisco Active Advisor and Cisco FindIT Network Manager|
|Built-in FindIT network probe||Support for the built-in FindIT Network Probe running on a switch. Eliminates the need to set up separate hardware or virtual machine for FindIT Network Probe on site.|
|Temporary use of the port||Lifting or deactivating the port based on a user-defined schedule (when the port is administratively lifted)|
|Other forms of management||Traceroute; single IP management; HTTP/HTTPS; SSH; RADIUS; port mirroring; TFTP update; DHCP client; Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP); Xmodem update; cable diagnostics; Ping; syslog; Telnet client; SSH client; automatic time settings from Management Station|
|Energy detection||The switch automatically turns off the power supply to the RJ-45 port when a missing connection is detected.
Power is restored without packet loss when the switch detects a connection.
|Cable length detection||Adjusts the signal strength according to the cable length. Reduces energy consumption for shorter cables.|
|Compliance with EEE (802.3az)||Support for 802.3az on all 10Gb/s copper ports|
|Switching off port LEDs||The LEDs can be switched off manually to save energy.|
|Bonjour||The switch is broadcast via Bonjour protocol.|
|Cisco Discovery Protocol||The switch is broadcast via the Cisco Discovery Protocol. The connected device and its properties are also learned using Cisco Discovery Protocol.|
|Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) (802.1ab) with LLDP-MED extensions||The LLDP allows the switch to broadcast its identification, configuration and capabilities to adjacent devices that store data in MIB. LLDP-MED is an LLDP extension that adds extensions needed for IP phones.|