Cisco Business CBS350-8P-E-2G Managed Switch | 8 Port GE | PoE | Ext PS | 2x1G Combo | Limited Lifetime Protection

(5 customer reviews)

$238.12

Brand CISCO DESIGNED
Included Components Switch, Power cord or adapter, Mounting hardware, and Quick Start Guide
Item Dimensions LxWxH 10.56 x 7.28 x 1.73 inches

  • SWITCH PORTS: 8-Port 10/100/1000 + 2 x 1GE copper/SFP combo
  • SIMPLE: Intuitive Cisco Business Dashboard or on-box U/I simplifies network operations and automates lifecycle management
  • POWER-OVER-ETHERNET: 8 PoE ports with 67W total power budget, PoE, PoE+
  • ENHANCED SECURITY: IP-MAC port biding detects and blocks deliberate network attacks. IPv6 First Hop Security provides unparalleled protection against a vast range of address spoofing and man-in-the-middle attacks on IPv6 networks
  • INNOVATIVE DESIGN: Elegant and compact design, ideal for installation outside of wiring closet such as retail stores, open plan offices, and classrooms
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT: Optimizes power usage to lower operational cost. Compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet. Fanless in most of the models
  • PEACE OF MIND: Limited-lifetime warranty with Next-Business-Day advance replacement (where available) and one-year technical support
SKU: B08KSX8TCH

Description

The Cisco Business CBS350-8P-E-2G switch is part of the fully managed switch line that delivers reliable and secure connectivity for small business networks. These switches accelerate your digital transformation by delivering full Layer 2/3 capabilities, intuitive web dashboard, advanced networking features, and PoE+ support.


From the manufacturer

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Cisco Business 350 Series Managed Switches

Simple

Flexible

Secure

Simple

Use the intuitive Cisco Business Dashboard to automate the deployment, monitoring, and lifecycle management of your Cisco Business devices

Flexible

Customizable switching, routing, and wireless solution catering to every stage of your business. Extensive portfolio addresses your technical and budget requirements.

Secure

Pervasive security helps safeguards your network and the privacy of your customers.

Meet the Cisco Business Family

Cisco Business Dashboard

Switches

Routers

Wireless Access Points

Cisco Business Dashboard

Manage all of your Cisco Business Switches, routers and access points from one location.

Switches

High-performance switches with a powerful feature set, purpose-built for small businesses.

Routers

Business-class routers with VPN and firewall support ensure network security and privacy.

Wireless Access Points

Powerful 802.11ac access points deliver simple, secure Wi-Fi connectivity to your employees and customers.

Additional information

Weight 7.43 kg
Dimensions 10.56 × 7.28 × 1.73 cm
Brand

CISCO DESIGNED

Item model number

CBS350-8P-E-2G-NA

Item Weight

7.43 pounds

Product Dimensions

10.56 x 7.28 x 1.73 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

10.56 x 7.28 x 1.73 inches

ASIN

B08KSX8TCH

Country of Origin

China

Date First Available

October 7 2020

UNSPSC Code

43222612

Manufacturer

CISCO DESIGNED, CISCO SYSTEMS – ENTERPRISE

5 reviews for Cisco Business CBS350-8P-E-2G Managed Switch | 8 Port GE | PoE | Ext PS | 2x1G Combo | Limited Lifetime Protection

  1. Ben

    Cannot configureI unboxed the switched and followed instructions and every time I tried to login to the switch using my web browser it “timed out”. I also tried to setup using the mobile app but couldn’t “Go Live”. I tried to reach out to customer support but was told they couldn’t help me and to contact Amazon customer support.I then tried to research help on YouTube and Google but again couldn’t find anything that would allow me to configure the switch. I tried to factory reset the switch did not work. When everything was connected I was able to access the internet and my WiFi worked, but I couldn’t configure the switch.

  2. Oscar Bellfield

    CBS350xxxxGreat product, well-built, and tons of resources and interesting videos on Cisco products. You can take advantage of leaning so much from the classes thus, (Incredible Packet Tracer) is a fantastic product that provides clarity and understanding from Cisco, just enroll and enjoy the training classes. It’s a great company that provides power and intuitive products that help IT Administrators harden and secure their equipment with all the powerful equipment choices. Once, again thanks Cisco.Oscar B.

  3. Bradley

    Excellent productHighly recommend!

  4. MussSyke

    Cisco without the headaches.This is like getting nearly everything you’d get with Enterprise Cisco switches, but without all the awful proprietary nonsense: no licensing or forced accounts or anything like that – and it even comes with a power cord. AND that power cord – and the attachment point on the device – is industry standard IEC type and withOUT the Cisco notch! That’s good, because I am using this with an IEC style PDU.I believe you can configure this with standard Cicso command line, but it has a GUI very similar to other business and consumer products, so you can configure everything at your leisure and with just a search engine to figure out some of the protocols you may not be familiar with. Importantly, though, is that it just works when you hook it up – just like an unmanaged switch – and you can take your time with everything else (you should sign in and it will more or less force you to change the password right off the bat). There are a few “wizards” to help you through some common functions as well.I’m using this in a small server cabinet, which is outside of my telecomm closet. I have three sets of 2x1Gbps port trunks for the servers, which all have two network ports, and then I’m using ports 8-10 as a 3Gbps link to my Cisco 250 series switch in the closet, which connects to all the end user devices. This is all new functionality for me, but something I’ve been looking for for a long time.Here’s some random stuff I figured out along the way:-I knew this, but you should know that you can’t use both the two extra RJ45 ports and the SFPs – It’s a 10 port switch, not 12, but if you’re just using 100m link.-Port trunking works between DAC and regular Cat6 (apparently it won’t work with fiber SFPs mixed with Cat6.-Not sure what I was doing wrong before port trunking on another switch, but I couldn’t get anything better than high-error best effort to work as far as speed. On these 250/350 Cisco devices I’m using, all four of my trunks are working perfectly and clearly working at full speed without uncorrected errors (if any at all).-There are “green features” included, but off by default. The one looks at link length and lowers power on those links if less than 50m. You can only use this if you turn off the Energy Efficient Ethernet standardized protocol, which you might do if the device you are using doesn’t work, but I haven’t found a case where it correctly reads my link length (and my testers do figure out the correct length, so I don’t get this). The other green feature is Energy Detect, which I’ve turned on across the board, but it’s hard to tell if that really saves energy or not, because it just is “on” when the link is down.-I noticed on my other switch – the 24Port 250 series (I’m telling you this because it would probably apply to 24+ port 350 switches) – the ports are counted funny. Port 1 is the top left. Port 2 is bottom left. Port 3 is top second from left, etc. This caused me some brief confusion. The great thing is that you can name all your ports in the GUI so that can make things a lot more clear for you, especially if you keep all ports in your building hot or if you at least keep most of the devices static.I know you can probably blast through all these settings pretty quickly if you know what you are doing and can use the command line efficiently. I will say that even though the GUI is intuitive, it can be pretty cumbersome if you want to use it to go through and turn on a feature on every single port individually. Part of the problem is that you have to save each port individually and then use the drop-down to do the next port. BUT, at least on this switch, it is quick and responsive. The other switch – a 28 port Cisco 250 series – is a bit slower and gets pretty frustrating. I’m not sure if that one is slow because it has less resources being a “lower class” switch or if because it has more to deal with being a 28-port switch vice this 10 port switch. Oh, and you have to do the “save to running config” thing like you do with the Enterprise stuff. Seems strange, but I guess it more or less makes sense why. But at least in this case you can just click apply…and then go up and click the blinking disk to save (to running config).All that said, for a guy like me with just two switches, it’s not a big deal at all – it’s not like I have to go back in there unless I want to make some real changes (and that is a privilege).But there is just a ton of features here – nothing missing that I’ve ever heard of, and plenty of stuff I had to look up to even know what it is. Do I need all this stuff for my home network? Well, I guess not really, but I certainly am happy to have a lot of it!Oh…worth noting is that the 350 series apparently allows many more trunk groups than the 250 series, which only allows 4, so I would not necessarily want a 250 series for my 24 port switch if I didn’t have my servers separate on this switch (yet, ironically, it seems unlikely you’d need more than 4 trunk groups on this 10 port switch).Other real-world applications for a home network would be setting restrictions for kids or renters or whoever from getting to all areas of your network. There is all kinds of port security features here, protected ports, and VLAN features, so you should be able to do just about anything you want to do with these switches. Also QoS, traffic limiting, etc.If you’re deciding between the 250 and 350 series, I suggest you do some serious homework to figure out if you actually need the 350 series. Here are just a few of the things I noticed the 350 series has that the 250 does not (not a comprehensive list):On the 350, you can set link speeds lower on LAGS, use protected LAGS, more LAGS, UDLD, Ethernet tagging, VLAN mapping/private VLAN, lots of VLAN grouping options and more VLAN settings in general, and ISCSI status for QoS.Oh, one last thing – unfortunately something I don’t like. On some rack mounted equipment, you have one set of “wings/ears”, but multiple positions/mounting options. These mounting brackets at least are included, but seem like they’d only work with this switch AND you can only put them on in one position, which means the switch will protrude about an inch forward in your cabinet, and that is really annoying for my small cabinet, so I had to get a recessed mounting kit. ALSO, I know it’s pretty normal for a small switch like this to have an external power supply, but since I rack mounted it, I would have really loved to have the power supply be internal, especially because the whole thing would be small anyway.Despite those two nitpicks, there’s really nothing about this switch I don’t love. Well, okay, I’d like some 10Gb SFPs, (which are available in this line). But having some real Cisco equipment is actually all it’s cracked up to be!

  5. R. Hammer

    About the same as my existing SG350…except a push to subscription feesI’ve had a small business setup for several years now running a couple SG350’s. Some have the POE and others don’t. What they all had was the ability to leverage SNA (Small Network Application) for free. With one click, I could see all my Cisco switches, view the topology of my network, what was connected, status of connections etc.With the transition to the CBS350, Cisco has decided to move away from the free utility model of SNA and force users to leverage their new Cisco Business Dashboard which unfortunately isn’t the same as SNA. For starters you have to do a 1.6GB download and have it run on a virtual machine in the background (all the time). Secondly, Cisco let’s really small businesses run it for “free”, but if you have more than 25 devices on your network you’ll need to start paying Cisco a yearly subscription fee for the pleasure of using that feature.One other thing I want to flag for people that intend on rack mounting this (which most will), is that this switch sticks out almost an inch from the rack mounting bolts. While this new color and form factor might look good to some, network admins like myself that have multiple things in a rack like a flush front so you can access all the Ethernet plugs naturally without being cramped by a switch that sticks out several inches above the other one.Yes there are performance upgrades here with processing power, GUI refreshes, upgraded memory, micro USB ports in the front, etc. If you have a bunch of SNA stuff on your network now, I’m not sure I’d jump into this without a commitment to start paying a licensing fee.

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