Cisco Catalyst 3850 Models Comparison

Will you choose the new Catalyst 3850 Series when you need to replace an old Cisco 3750v2 or Cisco 3560v2 switch? In fact, you can consider Cisco 3850 Series, because it offers full convergence between wired and wireless on a single platform. As the next generation of enterprise-class, stackable, access layer switch, it provides a variety of higher performance, security, and operational enhancements than the previous generations of Cisco switches.

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

One Policy-Cisco 3850 Switches

One Network-Cisco 3850 Series

One Management-Cisco 3850

What benefits you can get from migrating to Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches? You can read this article: Cisco Campus LAN Switch Comparison

In this article we will list the main models available in the Catalyst 3850 Series Switch family. You can view the following three tables of all models with LAN Base Software, IP Base Software and IP Services Software.

NOTES: Customers need to purchase the IP Base software model or the IP Services software model in order to use the Catalyst 3850 Series Switch as a wireless controller. LAN Base models require the purchase of a StackPower cable separately to enable StackPower functionality.

Catalyst 3850 Models with LAN Base Software

Models Total GE
Ethernet Ports
Default AC
Power Supply/
Available PoE Power
Optional
Network Module
Stack
Power
WS-C3850-24T-L

24 350W/- no PoE 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes*
WS-C3850-48T-L

48 350W/- no PoE 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes*
WS-C3850-24P-L

24 PoE+ 715W/435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes*
WS-C3850-48P-L 48 PoE+ 715W/435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes*
WS-C3850-48F-L 48 PoE+ 1100W/800W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes*

* LAN Base Models require purchase of separate StackPower Cable

 

Cisco 3850 Models with IP Base Software

Models Total Gigabit
Ethernet (GE)  Ports
Default AC
Power Supply/
Available Power over Ethernet (PoE) Power
Optional Network Module Stack
Power
WS-C3850-24T-S

24 350W, no PoE 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48T-S 48 350W, no PoE 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
4 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-24P-S 24 PoE+ 715W, 435W 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48P-S 48 PoE+ 715W ,435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10 GE
4 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48F-S 48 PoE+ 1100W, 800W 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
4 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-12S-S 12 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) 350W, no PoE 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-24S-S 24 SFP 350W. no PoE 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
Yes

 

Catalyst 3850 Models with IP Services Software

Models Total GE
Ethernet Ports
Default AC
Power Supply/
Available PoE Power
Optional Network Module Stack
Power
WS-C3850-24T-E

24 350W/- no PoE 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48T-E 48 350W/- no PoE 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-24P-E 24 PoE+ 715W/435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48P-E 48 PoE+ 715W/435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48F-E 48 PoE+ 1100W/800W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-12S-E 12 SFP 350W/- no PoE 4x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-24S-E 24 SFP 350W/- no PoE 4x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes

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