RFC 1981: Path maximum transmission unit (MTU) discovery
RFC 4007: IPv6 scoped address architecture
RFC 3484: Default address selection mechanism
RFC 4214: ISATAP tunneling
RFC 4293: MIB IPv6: Textual conventions and general group
RFC 3595: Textual conventions for IPv6 flow label
Web user interface: Built-in switch configuration utility for easy browser-based device configuration (HTTP). Supports configuration, system dashboard, system maintenance, and monitoring
Remote Monitoring (RMON): Embedded RMON software agent supports one RMON group (statistics) for enhanced
raffic management, monitoring, and analysis
IPv4 and IPv6: dual stack Coexistence of both protocol stacks to ease migration
Firmware upgrade: Web browser upgrade (HTTP) and TFTP
Port mirroring: Traffic on a port can be mirrored to another port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON probe. up to 4 source ports can be mirrored to one destination port. A single session is supported.
VLAN mirroring Traffic from a VLAN can be mirrored to a port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON
probe. Up to 4 source
VLANs can be mirrored to one destination port. A single session is supported.
DHCP (Options 66 and 67) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) options facilitate tighter control from a entral point (DHCP server) to obtain IP address, auto-configuration (with configuration file download)
Text-editable config files Config files can be edited with a text editor and downloaded to another switch, facilitating easier mass deployment
Smartports Simplified configuration of QoS and security capabilities (available April 2011)
Cloud services Support for FindIT Network Discovery Utility
Localization Localization of GUI and documentation into multiple languages
Other management HTTP, RADIUS, port mirroring, TFTP upgrade, DHCP client, BOOTP, SNTP, , ping, syslog
Energy Detect Automatically turns off power on Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port when the switch detects a link down Active mode is resumed without loss of any packets when the switch detects the link is back up
Cable length detection Adjusts the signal strength based on the cable length. Reduces the power consumption for cables shorter than 10 m.
Jumbo frames Frame sizes up to 10 KB supported on 10/100 and Gigabit interfaces
MAC table Up to 8000 MAC addresses
Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) (802.1ab) with LLDPMED extensions: LLDP allows the switch to advertise its identification, configuration, and capabilities to neighboring devices, which store the data in an MIB. LLDP-MED is an enhancement to LLDP that adds the extensions needed for IP phones.
Cisco Discovery Protocol The switch advertises itself using the Cisco Discovery Protocol (available April 2011)
Cisco SF200-48P Smart PoE Switch
CD-ROM with user documentation (PDF) included
Web browser: Mozilla Firefox version 2.5 or later; Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or later
Category 5 Ethernet network cable
TCP/IP, network adapter, and network operating system (such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X) installed on each computer on the network