Cisco 3750-X Layer 3 Switch Review

The Cisco 3750-X has been announced as the end-of-sale and end-of-life. Cisco announced the EOS and EOL dates for the Cisco Catalyst 3560-X and 3750-X Series Switches in October, 2015.

All the Cisco 3750-X and 3560-X models will be replaced by the new Cisco 3850 and 3650 series.

Migrate to Cisco Catalyst 3850, 3650 Switch

What Cisco Catalyst Series Switch Should You Migrate to? …

Cisco 3750-X series is also available in the market for a period of time before it takes off. It’s still popular in the users. How do you think about it?

Read some hot Cisco 3750-X Models

WS-C3750X-48P-L-01

WS-C3750X-48P-s-1

Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series Switches support 4 optional network modules for uplink ports;

The default switch configuration doesn’t include the uplink module;

When purchasing switch, customers have flexibility to choose any group of network modules described below:

Product Number Product Description
C3KX-NM-1G Four GbE port network module
C3KX-NM-10G Two 10GbE SFP+ ports network module with four physical ports with two SFP+ and two regular SFP ports
C3KX-NM-10GT Two 10GB-T ports network module
C3KX-SM-10G Service Module with two 10GbE SFP+ ports network module for Netflow and MACsec encryption

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Dual Redundant Modular Power Supplies

Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series and 3560-X Series Switches support dual redundant power supplies;

One power supply is shipped with the switch by default;
Other power supply/suppliers can be purchased when ordering the switch or next time according to your needs.
If only one power supply is installed, it should always be in the power supply bay 1.

Table below shows the different power supplies available in these switches and available PoE power.

Power Supply Models

Models Default Power Supply Available PoE Power
24 Port Data Switch C3KX-PWR-350WAC
48 Port Data Switch
24 Port PoE Switch C3KX-PWR-715WAC 435W
48 Port PoE Switch
48 Port Full PoE Switch C3KX-PWR-1100WAC 800W
24 Port UPOE Switch C3KX-PWR-1100WAC 800W
48 Port UPOE Switch

Besides the above power supplies, a 440W DC power supply is available as a spare (should be ordered separately) on all switch models;

The DC power supply also delivers PoE capabilities for maximum flexibility, (please refer to table 7 for available PoE for different configurations);

Customers can mix and match the AC and DC power supplies in the two available power supply slots. Any of these power supplies can be installed in any of the switches.

Available PoE with DC power supply

Model # of 440W

DC PS

Total Available PoE Budget
24-Port PoE Switch 1 220W
2 660W
48-Port PoE Switch 1 185W
2 625W
UPOE (60W per port) One C3KX-PWR-715WAC and one C3KX-PWR-1100WAC

or

Two C3KX-PWR-1100WAC

One C3KX-PWR-715WAC and one C3KX-PWR-1100WAC

or

Two C3KX-PWR-1100WAC

More Tips: The main Cisco 3750-X MODELS with LAN Base Software include WS-C3750X-24T-L, WS-C3750X-48T-L, WS-C3750X-24P-L, WS-C3750X-48P-L and WS-C3750X-48PF-L.

 

WS-C3750X-24T-L Overview

WS-C3750X-24T-L Overview

WS-C3750X-24T-L-2

Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series Switches support 4 optional network modules for uplink ports;

The default switch configuration doesn’t include the uplink module;

When purchasing switch, customers have flexibility to choose any group of network modules described below:

Product Number Product Description
C3KX-NM-1G Four GbE port network module
C3KX-NM-10G Two 10GbE SFP+ ports network module with four physical ports with two SFP+ and two regular SFP ports
C3KX-NM-10GT Two 10GB-T ports network module
C3KX-SM-10G Service Module with two 10GbE SFP+ ports network module for Netflow and MACsec encryption

Dual Redundant Modular Power Supplies

Dual Redundant Modular Power Supplies

Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series and 3560-X Series Switches support dual redundant power supplies;

One power supply is shipped with the switch by default;

Other power supply/suppliers can be purchased when ordering the switch or next time according to your needs.

If only one power supply is installed, it should always be in the power supply bay 1.

Table below shows the different power supplies available in these switches and available PoE power.

Power Supply Models

Models Default Power Supply Available PoE Power
24 Port Data Switch C3KX-PWR-350WAC
48 Port Data Switch
24 Port PoE Switch C3KX-PWR-715WAC 435W
48 Port PoE Switch
48 Port Full PoE Switch C3KX-PWR-1100WAC 800W
24 Port UPOE Switch C3KX-PWR-1100WAC 800W
48 Port UPOE Switch

More questions from Cisco 3750-X series users:

Q: Can I use VLAN routing with the switch ws-c3750x-24-T-L?

A: YES, with Any Catalyst 3750 switch running EMI software or SMI version 12.1(14)EA1 and later.

Q: if i want 1 unit Cisco 3750 Switch 24 ports of 10/100/1000 with extension module communicatively 10Gb for my network, which Cisco switch product can meet the needs.

A: WS-C3750X-24T-L+C3KN-NM-10G will be better.

 

Compare Models: Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series Switches

With LAN Base Software

Feature WS-C3750X-24T-L

WS-C3750X-48T-L

WS-C3750X-24P-L

WS-C3750X-48P-L

WS-C3750X-48PF-L

Total 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports 24 48 24 Power over Ethernet Plus (POE+) 48 POE+ 48 POE+
Uplinks Modular 4 x 1 GE, 2 x 10 GE, 2 x 10GB-T,
and Service Module with two 10 GE SFP + Interfaces
Default AC Power Supply Rating with Dual Modular Slots 350W 350W 715W 715W 1100W
Default Power over Ethernet (PoE) Power 370W 370W 740W
Stack Power Yes
Available starting with Cisco IOS Release 15.0.(2)SE.
StackPower cable purchased separately.

 

With IP Base Software

Feature WS-C3750X-12S-S WS-C3750X-24P-S WS-C3750X-24S-S WS-C3750X-24T-S WS-C3750X-48P-S WS-C3750X-48PF-S WS-C3750X-48T-S
Total 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports 12 SFP 24 POE+ 24 SFP 24 48 POE+ 48 POE+ 48
Uplinks Modular 4 x 1 GE, 2 x 10 GE, 2 x 10GB-T, and Service Module with two 10 GE SFP+ Interfaces
Default AC Power Supply Rating with Dual Modular Slots 350W 715W 350W 350W 715W 1100W 350W
Default PoE Power 370W 370W 740W
Stack Power Yes

 

With IP Services Software

Feature WS-C3750X-12S-E WS-C3750X-24P-E WS-C3750X-24S-E WS-C3750X-24T-E WS-C3750X-48P-E WS-C3750X-48PF-E WS-C3750X-48T-E
Total Gigabit Ethernet Ports 12 SFP 24 POE+ 24 SFP 24 48 POE+ 48 POE+ 48
Uplinks Modular 4 x 1 GE, 2 x 10 GE, 2 x 10GB-T, and Service Module with two 10 GE SFP+ Interfaces
Default AC Power Supply Rating with Dual Modular Slots 350W 715W 350W 350W 715W 1100W 350W
Default PoE Power 370W 370W 740W
Stack Power Yes

 

More Related Cisco 3750-X Topics

How to Upgrade the License from IP Base to IP Services on 3750-X Stack?

Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Models Comparison

How to Upgrade a Cisco 3750X Stack IOS?

What Cisco Catalyst Series Switch Should You Migrate to? …

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