New Catalyst 3650 Series, Main FEATURES, Comparisons, Modules and Supports

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches are enterprise-class, stackable access switches that provide the foundation for full wired and wireless convergence on a single platform.

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches are powered by the new Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP) ASIC and built on advanced Cisco StackWise-160 technology. It enables uniform wired-wireless policy enforcement, application visibility, flexibility, application optimization, and superior resiliency.

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches support full IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), redundant fans, and new front-end power supplies. The Cisco Catalyst 3650 switches enhance productivity by enabling applications such as IP telephony, wireless, and video for a true borderless network experience.

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 switch can act as a wired switch as well as a converged wired wireless switch.

Compare to the Cisco Catalyst 3560-X models, the Cisco Catalyst 3650 switch is revolutionary in terms of both functionality and features.

The main Features, Comparison of Cisco Catalyst 3560-X and 3650 Switches

Feature Cisco Catalyst 3560-X

Cisco Catalyst 3650
Optional stacking No Yes (160 Gbps)
Native wireless controller support over Cisco IOS® Software No Yes
10GE uplinks 2 x 10 GE (field-replaceable unit [FRU]) 4 x 10 GE/2 x 10 GE (fixed)
Buffers per 48 port 6 MB 12 MB
Native flexible NetFlow support No Yes
Multicore CPU for hosted services No Yes
Quality of service (QoS) model and queues per port MLS, 4 egress queues MQC, 8 egress queues
Flash/DRAM size 64 MB/256 MB 2 GB/4GB
External power system (XPS-2200) Yes No
Converged Access Solution No Yes
Operating system Cisco IOS Software Cisco IOS-XE Software

Also, compared to the Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, what are the Cisco Catalyst 3650 switch features?

Comparison of Cisco Catalyst 3650 and Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, Features

Feature Cisco Catalyst 3650 Cisco Catalyst 3850

Stacking bandwidth/max members in stack 160G/9 480G/9
Cisco StackPower No Yes
Uplinks Fixed uplinks Modular uplinks
Memory/flash 4GB/2GB 4GB/2GB
Wireless 25 access points max as Mobility Controller 50 access points max as Mobility Controller
Stacking module Optional Built-in
Power Dual FRUs Dual FRUs; Expandable Power System (XPS)
L3 features Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS) OSPF, PIM, BGP, EIGRP, IS-IS
Smart operations Client, Director Client, director
Cisco TrustSec® Secure Group Tagging (SGT), Secure Group Access (SGA), Media Access Control Security (MACsec)* SGT, SGA, MACsec*
Application visibility and control (AVC) Flexible NetFlow, Wireshark Flexible NetFlow, Wireshark
High availability Stateful Switchover (SSO) SSO
Power supply New front-end power supplies: 250WAC, 640WAC, 640WDC, and 1025WAC Front-end power supplies: 350WAC, 715WAC, 1100WAC, and 440WDC

* On Roadmap.

Cisco IOS Software Feature Set Differences, feature sets the Cisco Catalyst 3650 switches support. For more details, refer to the Cisco Feature Navigator.

Cisco IOS Software Feature Set Differences

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 comes with the following fixed uplink Small Form-Factor Pluggable/Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP/SFP+) port options:Check release notes for latest information on features & packaging.

• 4 x Gigabit Ethernet with SFP

• 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet with SFP+ or 4 x Gigabit Ethernet with SFP

• 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet with SFP+ or 4 x Gigabit Ethernet with SFP (available on 48-port switch only)

It is possible to have a combination of a pair of SFP modules (left two) and a pair of SFP+ modules (right two) on the 2 X 10G/4 X 1G uplink type of the Cisco Catalyst 3650. This combination provides up to 22 Gbps of uplink bandwidth. But PAY ATTENTION: The uplinks between the Cisco Catalyst 3650 and the 3560-X are not interchangeable. The Cisco Catalyst 3650 has fixed uplinks.

There are no service modules for the Cisco Catalyst 3650. The Cisco Catalyst 3650 natively supports the features supported by the service module in the 3560-X. The Cisco Catalyst 3650 is hardware ready for MACsec, and software support will be added in a future release. Check release notes for availability.

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 can be managed using the Cisco IOS Software CLI, web GUI, Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.0.1, or the Cisco Network Assistant Software.

Is there a web GUI to manage the Cisco Catalyst 3650? Of course, the Cisco Catalyst 3650 has a web GUI that provides basic manageability for wireless. Support for wired will be added in a future software release. Check release notes for availability.

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 is hardware capable for 802.1ae on all ports on the switch. Software support will be available later. Check release notes for availability.

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 comes with a 10/100/1000 Ethernet dedicated management port on the backside of the switch right below the console port. This port is in a separate VRF called “Mgmt-vrf.” This is to segment the management traffic from the global routing table of the switch.

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Switch Rear Panel

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Switch Rear Panel

Both console ports cannot be used simultaneously. When the USB console is used, the RJ-45 console receives the output of the USB console as well. This design allows the administrator to see when the USB console port is in use. This capability is useful for remote administrators. Also, the switch doesn’t support auto baud on the console port. Well, the Cisco Catalyst 3650 supports front-to-back airflow.

What are the different Cisco Catalyst 3650 model types? The following table shows the Cisco Catalyst 3650 model types. Each listed model type is available in LAN Base, IP Base, and IP Services license variants. All PoE PIDs are capable of full PoE and full PoE+.

Table: Cisco Catalyst 3650 Model Types (Default Configuration)

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Model Types (Default Configuration)

About the fans for the Cisco Catalyst 3650: the Cisco Catalyst 3650 has three FRU fans for thermal management. The Cisco Catalyst 3650 can operate for up to four hours with two active fans at ambient temperature of 25°C without errors. A longer duration might cause errors and reduce reliability of the switch. The failed fan should be replaced within four hours.

The Cisco Catalyst 3650 supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (802.3az). The Cisco Catalyst 3650 chassis supports standard 19″, 23″, and ETSI rack mounting with option for 19″ rear mount. For more details on mounting options, refer to the Cisco Catalyst 3650 Hardware Installation Guide.

The software images for the Cisco Catalyst 3650 and the Cisco Catalyst 3850 are different but support the same software features and services.

What are the hot-swappable elements in the Cisco Catalyst 3650 switch? Online insertion and removal of the following are supported:

• Stack member switches in the stack

• Power supply and fans

• SFP/SFP+ modules

• Stack adapter and cables

More about Cisco Catalyst 3650’s license and warranty, stacking and high availability, power supplies and PoE support, Cisco IOS-XE Software, mobility, you can read the Cisco page: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps13133/prod_qandas_list.html

More Tips: Default Power Supplies with Cisco Catalyst 3650 Models

Models Default Power Supply Available PoE Power
24-port data switch PWR-C2-250WAC
48-port data switch
24-port PoE switch PWR-C2-640WAC 390W
48-port PoE switch
48-port full PoE switch PWR-C2-1025WAC 775W

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