Buyer Guide: Cisco SMB 350X Switches Vs. 550X Switches

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Cisco provides customers a series of SMB switches for different needs. They are:

Cisco 300 Series Managed Switches

Cisco 200 Series Smart Switches

Cisco 350 Series Managed Switches

Cisco 250 Series Smart Switches

Cisco 500 Series Stackable Managed Switches

Cisco 110 Series Unmanaged Switches

Cisco 220 Series Smart Switches

Cisco 350X Series Stackable Managed Switches

Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches

cisco 350x vs 550x switches

However, there are so many series that we don’t have idea to choose the right one.

In this post, I will compare the 350X and 550X series.

Both of 350X and 550X are stackable managed switches.

Cisco 350X Series Stackable Managed Switches provide 24 or 48 ports of Gigabit and Multigigabit Ethernet connectivity with 10 Gigabit uplinks. The Cisco 350XG models provide 12, 24, or 48 ports of all 10 Gigabit Ethernet, providing a solid foundation for your current business applications as well as those you are planning for the future. In addition, these switches are easy to deploy and manage without a large IT staff. The SG350X platforms are Cisco’s most cost-effective platforms with 10 Gigabit Ethernet and stacking.

cisco 350x switch

Cisco 550X Series incorporates fan and power hardware redundancy, increasing overall network availability. The SG550X and SF550X models provide 24 or 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet connectivity with 10 Gigabit uplinks. The SG550XG models provide 16, 24, or 48 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet with both copper and fiber connection options, providing a solid foundation for your current business applications, as well as those you are planning for the future. At the same time, these switches are easy to deploy and manage, without a large IT staff.

cisco 550x switch

Cisco 350X vs. 550X

This table shows the different specifications of 350X and 550X.

Model Cisco 350X series Cisco 550X series
Device type Switch: 1/10G, 12/24/48 ports, L3 managed Switch: 100M/1G/10G, 16/24/48 ports, L3 managed
Enclosure type Rack-mountable, 1RU Rack-mountable, 1RU
Switching capacity 128 Gbps -960 Gbps 84.8 Gbps -960 Gbps
Forwarding performance (64-byte packets) 178.56 Mpps -714.24 Mpps 63.09 Mpps -714.24 Mpps
MAC address table size 16,000 or 32,000 entries 16,000 or 64,000 entries
Capacity (active VLANS) 4000 4000
Routing protocol Static IPv4 /IPv6 routing RIPv2, VRRP, PBR, static IPv4/IPv6 routing
Remote management protocol SNMP1, RMON1, RMON2, RMON3, RMON9, Telnet, SNMPv3, SNMPv2c, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, CLI SNMPv1, RMON1, RMON2, RMON3, RMON9, Telnet, SNMPv3, SNMPv2c, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, CLI
Features Stacking, flow control, Layer 2 switching, Layer 3 switching, VLAN support, IPv6 support, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support, access control list (ACL) support, quality of service (QoS), reset button, LACP support, Energy Efficient Ethernet, dynamic VLAN support (GVRP), advanced threat protection, IPv6 first-hop security, static routing, sFlow, RSPAN Stacking, flow control, Layer 2 switching, Layer 3 switching, VLAN support, IPv6 support, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support, access control list (ACL) support, quality of service (QoS), reset button, LACP support, Energy Efficient Ethernet, dynamic VLAN support (GVRP), advanced threat protection, IPv6 first-hop security, static routing, dynamic routing, policy based routing, sFlow, RSPAN, hardware redundancy
RAM 512 MB 512 MB
Flash memory 256 MB 256 MB
Interfaces Downlinks, uplinks, GE OOB port, console – RJ45 Downlinks, uplinks, GE OOB port, console – RJ45, RPS port
Power supply Internal Internal
Voltage required AC 120/230V (50/60 Hz) AC 120/230V (50/60 Hz)
Cables included 1 x console cable 1 x console cable
Minimum operating temperature 32°F (0°C) 32°F (0°C)
Maximum operating temperature 122°F (50°C) 122°F (50°C)
Humidity range operating 10-90% (noncondensing) 10-90% (noncondensing)
Minimum storage temperature -4°F (-20°C) -4°F (-20°C)
Maximum storage temperature 158°F (70°C) 158°F (70°C)
Humidity range storage 10-90% (noncondensing) 10-90% (noncondensing)

Besides, the price of 350x and 550x is different. You can check them at ITprice.com, a Cisco GPL search tool.

Related Topics:

Cisco 350X Series Stackable Managed Switches-Models and Ordering Information

The Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches-Updated

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