Compatible SFP for Cisco 2960 Series Switches

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Cisco Catalyst 2960 series switches are available in 2960, 2960-S, 2960-SF, 2960-X and many other types. The Cisco 2960-S and 2960-SF series are the newest members of the 2960 family that offer a rich set of Layer 2 features. The 2960-S provides Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) connectivity with 10G/1G SFP+ uplinks, and the 2960-SF provides Fast Ethernet (10/100) connectivity with 1G SFP uplinks. This blog mainly introduced the knowledge of 2960-SF series switches and compatible SFP modules for it.
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Cisco Catalyst 2960-SF Series Switches Overview
Cisco Catalyst 2960-SF series switches deliver secure and reliable LAN access for branch and medium-sized campus deployments. They enable reliable and secure business operations and lower total cost of ownership through a range of innovative features including FlexStack, Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), and Cisco Catalyst SmartOperations. These series switches include 7 models. 5 models with LAN Base Software and 2 models with LAN Lite Software.

Cisco Catalyst 2960-SF Series Switches with LAN Base Software
Switch Model Description Uplinks Available PoE Power
2960S-F48FPS-L 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports with PoE+ 4 SFP 740W
2960S-F48LPS-L 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports with PoE+ 4 SFP 370W
2960S-F24PS-L 24 Ethernet 10/100 ports with PoE+ 2 SFP 370W
2960S-F48TS-L 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports 4 SFP
2960S-F24TS-L 24 Ethernet 10/100 ports 2 SFP
Cisco Catalyst 2960-SF Series Switches with LAN Lite Software
2960S-F48TS-S 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports 2 SFP
2960S-F24TS-S 24 Ethernet 10/100 ports 2 SFP

What’s the Difference Between the LAN Base and LAN Lite Switches?
The Cisco 2960-SF switches support the LAN Base and the LAN Lite software feature sets. The LAN Base feature set comes with advanced Layer 2(L2) features and is typically targeted at large enterprise customers. The LAN Lite feature set has entry-level L2 features and is targeted at mid market deployments. Following are the notable hardware differences:

  • Ease of management with Cisco FlexStack
  • Power of Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) capabilities
  • Increased number of VLANs
  • A wider selection of Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports

Compatible SFP for Cisco 2960-SF Series Switches
By consulting the Cisco 100-Megabit Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet SFP Modules Compatibility Matrix, I get following compatible SFP models that supported for 2960-SF series switches.

Compatible Fast Ethernet SFP Modules for Cisco 2960-SF Series Switches
Network Device Transceiver Model Description
2960S-F48TS-S

2960S-F24TS-S

GLC-GE-100FX 100BASE-FX SFP 1310nm 2km
GLC-FE-100FX 100BASE-FX SFP 1310nm 2km DOM
Compatible Gigabit Ethernet SFP Modules for Cisco 2960-SF Series Switches
Network Device Transceiver Model Description
2960S-F48TS-S

2960S-F24TS-S

2960S-F48FPS-L

2960S-F48LPS-L

2960S-F24PS-L

2960S-F48TS-L

2960S-F24TS-L

GLC-T 1000BASE-T Copper RJ-45 100m
GLC-TE 1000BASE-T Copper RJ-45 100m
GLC-SX-MM 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m
GLC-LH-SM 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP 1310nm 10km
GLC-SX-MMD 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m DOM
GLC-LH-SMD 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP 1310nm 10km DOM
GLC-EX-SMD 1000BASE-EX SFP 1310nm 40km DOM
Network Device Transceiver Model Description
2960S-F48FPS-L

2960S-F48LPS-L

2960S-F24PS-L

2960S-F48TS-L

2960S-F24TS-L

GLC-ZX-SM 1000BASE-ZX SFP 1550nm 70km
GLC-ZX-SMD 1000BASE-ZX SFP 1550nm 70km DOM
GLC-BX-D BiDi SFP 1490nm-TX/1310nm-RX 10km
GLC-BX-U BiDi SFP 1310nm-TX/1490nm-RX 10km
CWDM SFP 1270nm-1610nm (20nm spacing)

Conclusion
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