FAQs You Need to Know About Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series

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Q.What are the Cisco® Catalyst® 1000 Series Switches?

A.Cisco® Catalyst® 1000 Series Switches are fixed managed Layer 2 Gigabit ethernet switches that are simple, flexible, secure, enterprise-grade network switches built for small deployments, out-of-the-wiring-closet applications,  and critical Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. They operate on Cisco IOS® Software and support simple device management and network management via a Command-Line Interface (CLI) as well as an on-box web UI. These switches offer advanced Layer 2 as well as Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) power. They deliver enhanced network security, network reliability, and operational efficiency.


Q.What pluggable transceiver modules are supported by the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

A.Refer to the Cisco Transceiver Module Compatibility Matrixes at http://tmgmatrix.cisco.com/ for a complete list of supported modules.


Q.What input voltage is required by the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

A.The AC input voltage range is 100V to 240V. The AC frequency range is 50 to 60 Hz.


Q.Do Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches support single IP management?

A.Yes, up to eight Catalyst 1000 Series switches can be managed together with single IP using the front-panel uplink (SFP/SFP+) ports.


Q.What are the flash and DRAM sizes on the switches?

A.All the switches have 256 MB flash and 512 MB DRAM.


Q.Do the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches support line rate?

A.Yes, all switches are nonblocking line-rate switches.


Q.What is the software supported on the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

A.The Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series switches support the classic Cisco IOS Software.


Q.How do you configure and manage the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

A.They can be configured and managed via the GUI or with the CLI using the console port (RJ-45 or USB Type B).


Q.What is the software license level for the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series?

A.The 1000 Series switches come with a LAN Lite feature set through a right-to-use (RTU) license.


Q.What is the Switch Database Management (SDM) template for the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

A.Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series switches support unique default templates that cannot be modified.

The switches support the following level of features for 1 Switch

Virtual Interface (SVI) and 64 Virtual LANs (VLANs):

  • Number of IPv4 multicast groups: 1024
  • Number of unicast MAC addresses: 16,000
  • Number of IPv4/IPv6/MAC access control entries: 600


Q.What mounting options are available with the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

A.The switches are designed for easy and flexible mounting. They can be mounted vertically or horizontally, using one of the following options:

  • 8- or 16-port SKUs:

– Magnet mount (on a desk, wall, or shelf)

– DIN rail mount

– Rack mount (with rack mount kit)

  • 24- or 48-port SKUs:

– Rack mount (with rack mount kit)

– Wall mount

– On a desk or shelf

For more information about switch mounting options, see the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches Hardware Installation Guide.


Q.What are the recommended switch orientations?

A.The following are the recommended switch orientation options:

  • 8- or 16-port SKUs:

– Upright (on a table)

– Inverted (under a desk)

– Vertical (on a wall, ports facing down)

  • 24- or 48-port SKUs:

– Upright (in a rack)

– Vertical (on a wall, ports facing down)


Q.What are the best practices for mounting the fanless switches in closets, under tables, or in other closed environments?

A.Be sure that the temperature around the unit does not exceed its maximum limit. Switches can opearate at 122°F (50°C) for short time periods only. Best practices allow for at least 3 inches (7.6 cm) of clearance on all sides and ventilation openings and at least 1.75 inches (4 cm) of clearance above each switch if placed in a rack. Access to ports should be sufficient for unrestricted cabling. The rear-panel power connector should be within reach of an AC power receptacle. When wall-mounting the switch, have the switch align with ports facing down. For more information about best installation practices, see the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches Hardware Installation Guide.


Q.Are all the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series models fanless?

A.The below list highlights the models without fans

  • 8 Port – All models are fanless
  • 16 Port – All Models are fanless
  • 24 Port – All models fanless except the full PoE Models (C1000-24FP-4G-L, C1000-24FP-4X-L, C1000SM-24FP-4G-L, C1000SM-24FP-4X-L)
  • 48 Port – No Fanless models


Q.What is the purpose of the Mode button on the switch?

A.The Mode button is used for resetting the switch, entering day-zero setup mode, or changing an LED mode.


Q.What can I do with the USB Type A port located on the front of the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

A.As additional storage, the USB Type A port can be used to perform software upgrades, store configurations, and write memory core dumps for troubleshooting purposes. The switches support up to 8-GB Cisco flash drives.


Q.Do the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches support Bluetooth?

A.The Catalyst 1000 Series can be configured and managed over the air with Bluetooth. The switches support an external Bluetooth dongle that plugs into the USB port on the switch and allows a Bluetooth-based RF connection with an external laptop or tablet. Laptops and tablets can now access the switch CLI using a Telnet or Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol client over Bluetooth. The GUI can be accessed over Bluetooth with a browser.


Q.Do the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches support the Network Plug and Play (PnP) agent?

A.Yes. PnP technology automates the installation and configuration of Cisco IOS Software using an embedded PnP agent on Cisco Catalyst switches. It requires a preconfigured network PnP server that manages sites, site devices, and their images, configurations, files, and licenses for deployment.


Q.Can both console ports be used simultaneously?

A.No. 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.


Q.Does the switch support autobaud on the console port?



Q.Do Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches support field-replaceable power supplies?

A.No. Power supplies on all models are built into the switch (except models with external PS that can be replaced).


Q.Can Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches protect themselves against power spike damage?

A.Yes. Catalyst 1000 Series switches have surge protection to protect against damages caused by random power spikes.


Q.Do the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches support PoE?

A.Yes, the Catalyst 1000 Series supports PoE. For more information on number of ports supporting PoE and the PoE budget available on different models, please refer to Table x in the datasheet at Cisco Catalyst 1000 Switch Datasheet.


Q.Can the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches be powered using a Redundant Power Supply (RPS) or the Cisco Expandable Power System (XPS)?

A.No, the Catalyst 1000 Series switches do not support RPS or XPS.


Q.Can we increase the PoE budget of a Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switch?

A.No. The PoE budget of a given model is fixed and cannot be changed.


Q.Do the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches support Quality of Service (QoS)?

A.The Catalyst 1000 Series switches offer intelligent traffic management that keeps everything flowing smoothly. Flexible mechanisms for marking, classification, and scheduling deliver superior performance for data, voice, and video traffic, all at wire speed. Primary QoS features include:

  • Up to four egress queues per port and strict priority queuingso that the highest-priority packets are serviced ahead of allother traffic
  • Shaped Round Robin (SRR) scheduling and Weighted Tail Drop(WTD) congestion avoidance


Q.Does support for the web UI require any additional files to be loaded on the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series?

A.No, the .tar Cisco IOS file contains all the files required for web UI support.


Q.What browsers can be used for the web UI?

A.You can use these browsers:

  • IE version 8 or later
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

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