myMix SF300-24P Managed 24-Port 10/100 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch

myMix SF300-24P Managed 24-Port 10/100 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch

myMix SF300-24P Managed 24-Port 10/100 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch


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  • 1Description

The myMix SF300-24P Managed 24-Port 10/100 PoE Ethernet Switch from Cisco connects 24 myMix devices, and can power 12 myMix devices via PoE. The Gigabit port (G4) is configured as an uplink for connection to other myMix switches. The package comes with a power supply and a rack mount kit (1 RU). In addition, this unit also comes with a fan.

The Cisco SF300-24P switch provides a reliable foundation for your business network. This switch delivers the features you need to improve the availability of your critical business applications, protect your sensitive information, and optimize your network bandwidth to deliver information and applications more effectively.

Easy to set up and use, the Cisco switch provides a good combination of affordability and capabilities for small businesses, and helps you create a more efficient, better-connected workforce.

The SF300-24P switch supports advanced security management capabilities and network features you need to support business-class data, voice, security, and wireless technologies. At the same time, this switch is simple to deploy and configure, allowing you to take advantage of the managed network services your business needs.

This switch can simply and securely connect employees working in small offices with each other and with all of the servers, printers, and other devices they use. High performance and reliable connectivity of this Cisco switch help speedy file transfers and data processing, improve network uptime, and keep your employees connected and productive.

With its advanced security features, Power over Ethernet, Auto Smartports, QoS, VLAN and Access Control, the SF300-24P switch is a good choice to add Business Grade wireless to an SMB network.

As a managed network solution, this switch provides the performance and advanced traffic-handling intelligence you need to deliver all communications and data over a single network. This switch has been rigorously tested to help ensure easy integration and full compatibility with other products, thereby providing a complete small business solution.

The SF300-24P switch offers secure network connectivity to guests in a variety of settings, such as a hotel, an office waiting room, or any other area open to non-employee users. Using powerful but easy-to-configure security and traffic segmentation capabilities, you can isolate your vital business traffic from guest services and keep guests' network sessions private from each other.

Note: This is a managed switch and needs to be configured to work with myMix devices. The configuration files for this model are available on

High Performance and Reliability

This SF300-24P Switch has been rigorously tested to deliver the high availability and performance you expect from Cisco. The solutions speed up file transfer times and improve slow, sluggish networks, while keeping your vital business applications available and preventing costly downtime. As a managed switching solution, this switch also gives you the flexibility to manage and prioritize high-bandwidth traffic such as VoIP. That means you can empower your employees with state-of-the-art communication and productivity solutions, without draining the performance of your other business applications.

Fast, Easy Setup and Configuration

The SF300-24P Switch is designed to be easy to use and manage by small businesses and the partners who serve them. The included device manager software provides an intuitive, web-based interface to simplify setup, security, and quality of service (QoS) traffic prioritization, allowing even users without IT expertise to configure the switch in minutes. Cisco also provides a utility that works through a simple toolbar on the user's web browser to discover Cisco devices in the network and display basic information, such as serial numbers and IP addresses, to aid in the configuration and deployment of Cisco Small Business products.
This switch uses Cisco Discovery Protocol to automatically detect all the devices connected to your network, so as to automatically configure itself for the appropriate connectivity and security. For more advanced capabilities and hands-on control, simple-to-use graphical tools such as Cisco Smartports provide preset options for configuring each port on a switch, based on Cisco best practices and pretested configurations. Although this Switch is designed to be deployed without using a command-line interface (CLI), Cisco Textview is available for those who prefer to use text-based configuration. Together, these features reduce the time your staff must devote to network deployment, management, and troubleshooting.

Strong Security

Embedded security protects management data traveling to and from the switch and encrypts network communications.
You can setup extensive access control lists (ACLs) to restrict sensitive portions of the network from unauthorized users and guard against network attacks.
You can setup guest virtual LANs (VLANs) so as to provide Internet connectivity to nonemployee users while isolating and separating critical business services from guest traffic.
The switch supports advanced network security applications such as IEEE 802.1X port security to tightly limit access to specific segments of your network.

Power over Ethernet

The SF300-24P Switch features a total of twenty-four PoE Fast Ethernet ports. This capability simplifies advanced technology deployments such as IP telephony, wireless, and IP surveillance by allowing you to connect and power network endpoints over a single Ethernet cable. With no need to install separate power supplies for IP phones or wireless access points, you can take advantage of advanced communications technologies more quickly, and at a lower cost.

Expansion Ports

The SF300-24P Switch also offers four Gigabit Ethernet ports, two of which are mini gigabit interface converter (mini-GBIC) expansion slots that give you the option to add fiber-optic or Gigabit Ethernet uplink connectivity to the switch. With the ability to increase the connectivity range of the switches, you have more flexibility to design your network around your unique business environment, and to easily connect switches on different floors or across the business.

IP Telephony Support

The SF300-24P Switch includes embedded QoS intelligence to prioritize delay-sensitive services such as voice and video, simplify unified communications deployments, and help ensure consistent network performance for all services. For example, automated voice VLAN capabilities let you plug any IP phone (including third-party phones) into your IP telephony network and receive an immediate dial tone. The switch automatically configures the device with the right VLAN and QoS parameters to prioritize voice traffic.

Advanced Network Management Capabilities

Static Routing/Layer 3 Switching Between VLANs: This capability allows you to segment your network into separate workgroups and communicate across VLANs without degrading application performance. As a result, you can manage internal routing with your switches and dedicate your router to external traffic and security, helping your network run more efficiently.
IPv6 Support: As the IP network addressing scheme evolves to accommodate more devices, you can make sure that your network is ready. The SF300-24P Switch provides native support for IPv6 as well as the previous IPv4 standard. As a result, you will be able to move up to the next generation of networking applications and operating systems without an extensive equipment upgrade.
Dual Image Support: With the ability to maintain dual images of your switches, you can perform software upgrades without having to take the network offline and without worrying about an outage during an upgrade.
Remote Management: Using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), you can set up and manage all switches and other Cisco devices in your network remotely, instead of having to directly connect to them.

Optimal Energy Efficiency

The SF300-24P Switch optimizes power use to protect the environment and reduce energy costs, without compromising performance.
The switch uses the application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), using low-power 65nm technology (these chipsets allow for lower power consumption and thinner, more efficient designs).
Features an automatic power shutoff on PoE ports when a link is down.
Utilizes embedded intelligence to adjust signal strength based on cable length.

Multiple Languages

The SF300-24P Switch is available in 7 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and simplified Chinese. All product user interfaces and documentation are translated, giving you the ability to select your preferred language.

Peace of Mind and Investment Protection

On buying the SF300-24P Switch, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Cisco Small Business Investment Protection program. It lets you upgrade your Cisco 300 Series to another Cisco Small Business or Cisco Catalyst switch in the future and receive credit for the value of the switch (available only in the United States and Canada).
The SF300-24P Switch is rigorously tested to help ensure easy integration and compatibility with other Cisco networking and communications products, including the complete Cisco Small Business portfolio.

Service and Support

On purchase of the SF300-24P Switch, you can subscribe to the Cisco Small Business Support Service. This service helps you protect your investment and derive maximum value from Cisco Small Business products. Delivered by Cisco, this comprehensive service includes software updates, access to the Cisco Small Business Support Center, and extends technical service to 3 years.
Cisco Small Business products are supported by professionals in Cisco Small Business Support Center locations worldwide who are specifically trained to understand your needs. The Cisco Small Business Support Community, an online forum, enables you to collaborate with your peers and reach Cisco technical experts for support information.

Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty

The switch comes with a limited lifetime hardware warranty with next business day advance replacement (where available, otherwise same day shipping) and a limited lifetime warranty for fans and power supplies. In addition, Cisco offers software application updates for bug fixes for the warranty term, and telephone technical support at no charge for the first 12 months following the date of purchase. 1
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myMix SF300-24P Managed 24-Port 10/100 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch
  • Power Cord
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Serial Cable
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    myMix POWER12 Specs

    Standards IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.3ad LACP, IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.3x Flow Control, IEEE 802.1D (STP, GARP, and GVRP),IEEE 802.1Q/p VLAN, IEEE 802.1w RSTP, IEEE 802.1s Multiple STP, IEEE 802.1X Port Access Authentication, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at, RFC 768, RFC 783, RFC 791, RFC 792, RFC 793, RFC 813, RFC 879, RFC 896, RFC 826, RFC 854, RFC 855, RFC 856, RFC 858, RFC 894, RFC 919, RFC 922, RFC 920, RFC 950, RFC 951, RFC 1042, RFC 1071, RFC 1123, RFC 1141, RFC 1155, RFC 1157, RFC 1350, RFC 1533, RFC 1541, RFC 1542, RFC 1624, RFC 1700, RFC 1867, RFC 2030, RFC 2616, RFC 2131, RFC 2132, RFC 3164, RFC 3411, RFC 3412, RFC 3413, RFC 3414, RFC 3415, RFC 2576, RFC 4330, RFC 1213, RFC 1215, RFC 1286, RFC 1442, RFC 1451, RFC 1493, RFC 1573, RFC 1643, RFC 1757, RFC 1907, RFC 2011, RFC 2012, RFC 2013, RFC 2233, RFC 2618, RFC 2665, RFC 2666, RFC 2674, RFC 2737, RFC 2819, RFC 2863, RFC 1157, RFC 1493, RFC 1215, RFC 3416
    Ports 24 x RJ-45 Fast Ethernet
    2 x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
    2 x RJ-45 + SFP Gigabit Ethernet Combo Ports (mini-GBIC)

    Each combo mini-GBIC port has one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and one mini-GBIC/SFP Gigabit Ethernet slot, with one port active at a time.

    PoE 24 x RJ-45 Fast Ethernet Power Dedicated: 180 W
    Speed Switching Capacity in Gigabits per Second (Gb/s): 12.8
    Capacity in Millions of Packets per Second (mp/s) (with each packet being 64-bytes): 9.52
    MAC Address Table Size Up to 16,000 (16,384) MAC addresses
    Frame Sizes Jumbo Frames: up to 10 kB supported on 10/100 and Gigabit interfaces
    Switching Method Managed
    Layer 2 Switching Spanning Tree Protocol (STP):
    Standard 802.1d Spanning Tree support
    Fast convergence using 802.1w (Rapid Spanning Tree [RSTP]), enabled by default
    Multiple Spanning Tree instances using 802.1s (MSTP)

    Port Grouping:
    Support for IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
    Up to 8 groups
    Up to 8 ports per group with 16 candidate ports for each (dynamic) 802.3ad link aggregation

    Support for up to 256 VLANs simultaneously (out of 4096 VLAN IDs)
    Port-based and 802.1Q tag-based VLANs
    MAC-based VLAN
    Management VLAN
    Private VLAN Edge (PVE), also known as protected ports, with multiple uplinks
    Guest VLAN
    Unauthenticated VLAN

    Voice Lan:
    Voice traffic is automatically assigned to a voice-specific VLAN and treated with appropriate levels of QoS

    Generic VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP)/Generic Attribute Registration Protocol (GARP):
    Protocols for automatically propagating and configuring VLANs in a bridged domain

    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Relay at Layer 2:
    Relay of DHCP traffic to DHCP server in different VLAN. Works with DHCP Option 82

    Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) versions 1, 2, and 3 Snooping:
    IGMP limits bandwidth-intensive multicast traffic to only the requesters; supports 256 multicast groups (source-specific multicasting is also supported)

    IGMP Querier
    IGMP querier is used to support a Layer 2 multicast domain of snooping switches in the absence of a multicast router

    Head-of-Line (HOL) Blocking:
    HOL blocking prevention
    Layer 3 IPv4 Routing:
    Wirespeed routing of IPv4 packets
    Up to 32 static routes and up to 32 IP interfaces

    Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR):
    Support for CIDR

    DHCP Relay at Layer 3:
    Relay of DHCP traffic across IP domains

    User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Relay:
    Relay of broadcast information across Layer 3 domains for application discovery or relaying of BootP/DHCP packets
    Security Secure Shell Protocol (SSH):
    SSH secures Telnet traffic to and from the switch; SSH v1 and v2 are supported

    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL):
    SSL Support: Encrypts all HTTPS traffic, allowing highly secure access to the browser-based management GUI in the switch

    IEEE 802.1X (Authenticator Role):
    802.1X: RADIUS authentication and accounting, MD5 hash; guest VLAN; unauthenticated VLAN, single/multiple host mode and single/multiple sessions
    Supports time-based 802.1X
    Dynamic VLAN assignment

    Layer 3 Isolation:
    Allow / disallow routing between IP subnets or directly connected IP networks

    Layer 2 Isolation Private VLAN Edge (PVE) with Community VLAN:
    PVE (also known as protected ports) provides Layer 2 isolation between devices in the same VLAN, supports multiple uplinks

    Port Security:
    Locks MAC addresses to ports, and limits the number of learned MAC addresses

    Supports RADIUS and TACACS authentication. Switch functions as a client

    Storm Control:
    Broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast

    DoS Prevention:
    DoS attack prevention

    Congestion Avoidance:
    A TCP congestion avoidance algorithm is required to minimize and prevent global TCP loss synchronization

    Support for up to 512 rules
    Drop or rate limit based on source and destination MAC, VLAN ID or IP address, protocol, port, differentiated services code point (DSCP)/IP precedence, TCP/ UDP source and destination ports, 802.1p priority, Ethernet type, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packets, IGMP packets, TCP flag
    Quality of Service Priority Levels: 4 hardware queues

    Strict priority and weighted round-robin (WRR)
    Queue assignment based on DSCP and class of service (802.1p/CoS)

    Class of Service:
    Port based; 802.1p VLAN priority based; IPv4/v6 IP precedence/type of service (ToS)/DSCP based; Differentiated Services (DiffServ); classification and re-marking ACLs, trusted QoS

    Rate Limiting:
    Ingress policer; egress shaping and rate control; per VLAN, per port, and flow based
    IPv6 IPv6:
    IPv6 host mode
    IPv6 over Ethernet
    Dual IPv6/IPv4 stack
    IPv6 neighbor and router discovery (ND)
    IPv6 stateless address auto-configuration
    Path maximum transmission unit (MTU) discovery
    Duplicate address detection (DAD)
    ICMP version 6
    IPv6 over IPv4 network with Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol(ISATAP) support

    IPv6 QoS
    Prioritize IPv6 packets in hardware
    IPv6 ACL
    Drop or rate limit IPv6 packets in hardware

    Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) snooping
    Deliver IPv6 multicast packets only to the required receivers

    IPv6 Applications
    Web/SSL, Telnet server/SSH, ping, traceroute, Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), SNMP, RADIUS, syslog, DNS client, protocol-based VLANs

    IPv6 RFCs Supported
    RFC 2463 - ICMP version 6
    RFC 3513 - IPv6 address architecture
    RFC 4291 - IPv6 addressing architecture
    RFC 2460 - IPv6 specification
    RFC 2461 - Neighbor discovery for IPv6
    RFC 2462 - IPv6 stateless address auto-configuration
    RFC 1981 - Path 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
    Cable Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Category 5 or better for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX; UTP Category 5 Ethernet or better for 1000 BASE-T
    Buttons Reset button
    LED System, Link/Act, PoE, Speed
    Memory CPU: 128 MB
    Flash: 16 MB
    Buffer Packet Buffer: 8 MB
    Management Web User Interface:
    Built-in switch configuration utility for easy browser-based device configuration (HTTP/HTTPS). Supports configuration, system dashboard, system maintenance, and monitoring

    Remote Monitoring (RMON):
    Embedded RMON software agent supports 4 RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis

    IPv4 and IPv6 Dual Stack:
    Coexistence of both protocol stacks to ease migration

    Firmware Upgrade:
    • Web browser upgrade (HTTP/HTTPS) and TFTP
    • Upgrade can be initiated through console port as well
    • Dual images for resilient firmware upgrades

    Port Mirroring:
    Traffic on a port can be mirrored to another port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON probe. Up to 8 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 8 source VLANs can be mirrored to one destination port. A single session is supported

    DHCP (Options 66, 67, 82, 129, and 150):
    DHCP Options facilitate tighter control from a central point (DHCP server) to obtain IP address, auto-configuration (with configuration file download), and DHCP relay

    Text-Editable Config Files:
    Config files can be edited with a text editor and downloaded to another switch, facilitating easier mass deployment

    Simplified configuration of QoS and security capabilities

    Secure Copy:
    Securely transfer files to and from the switch

    Textview CLI:
    Scriptable command-line interface

    Cloud Services:
    Support for Small Business Toolbar Application

    Localization of GUI and documentation into multiple languages

    Other Management:
    Traceroute; single IP management; HTTP/HTTPS; SSH; RADIUS; port mirroring; TFTP upgrade; DHCP client; BOOTP; SNTP; Xmodem upgrade; cable diagnostics; ping; syslog; Telnet client (SSH secure support)

    SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3 with support for traps, and SNMP version 3 user-based security model (USM)

    SNMP MIBS: Please consult the manufacturer's website for an extensive list of supported MIBS
    Fan 2
    Acoustic Noise 41 dB
    MTBF 241,995.9 hours
    Power Save Mode Energy Detect:
    Automatically turns off power off on Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port when detecting link down
    Active mode is resumed without loss of any packets when the switch detects the link up

    Cable Link Detection: Adjusts the signal strength based on the cable length. Reduces the power consumption for cables shorter than 10m
    Certification UL (UL 60950), CSA (CSA 22.2), CE mark, FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
    Form Factor 1U
    System Requirements Minimum
    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 in the network
    Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature: -4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
    Operating Humidity: 10 to 90%, relative, non-condensing
    Storage Humidity: 10 to 90%, relative, non-condensing
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 V 47 to 63 Hz, internal, universal
    Power Consumption Maximum (at Energy Detect Mode)
    System Power Consumption:
    110 V = 25.8 W
    220 V = 27.3 W

    With PoE:
    110 V = 223 W
    220 V = 217.9 W

    Heat Dissipation (Worst Case): 760.88 BTU/hour
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.30 x 1.45 x 13.78" (44.00 x 4.44 x 25.70 cm)
    Weight 8.22 lb (3.73 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 16.0 x 5.0"

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