® Small Business Smart Switches deliver cost-effective switching solutions that are ideal for small businesses or workgroups within larger organizations. These high-speed switches offer entry-level management without the cost and complexity of a full Layer 2 managed switch.
The Cisco SLM2008 8-Port Gigabit Smart Switch (Figure 1) is ideal for conference rooms, labs, shipping/receiving departments or in marketing, design, or audio/visual workgroups. The eight 10/100/1000-Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet) ports enable companies to link to other Gigabit devices on the network (servers, workstations, and network storage) to quickly move bandwidth-intensive files while still supporting 10/100-Mbps clients.
The Cisco SLM2008 supports the IEEE 802.3af standard for Power over Ethernet (PoE) for obtaining its power over a designated powered device (PD) switch port or from an external AC power adapter. This gives companies the option to install the switch in places where a power outlet may not be present, such as in ceilings and walls.
The Cisco SLM2008 is able to secure the network through IEEE 802.1Q VLANs and IEEE 802.1X port authentication. For environments where IP multicast applications are used, the switch is capable of limiting the traffic to only the ports that have requested that traffic, with support of Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping. Additional quality-of-service (QoS) capabilities, such as IEEE 802.1p, differentiated services code point (DSCP), and four hardware queues, make it possible to maintain good quality for real-time applications such as voice and video. The Cisco SLM2008 offers an easy-to-use browser interface for managing and configuring the features, making it ideal for small businesses without an IT staff or that have minimal technical expertise.
• 802.1Q/p VLAN, 802.1X port access authentication
Dimensions W x H x D
5.12 x 1.12 x 5.12 in. (130 x 28.5 x 130 mm)
0.91 lb (0.42 kg)
External AC power adapter and IEEE 802.3af compatible PoE-PD
FCC Part 15 Class B, CE Class A, UL, cUL, CE Mark, CB
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
-4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
10% to 90%
10% to 95%
• Cisco SLM2008 8-Port Gigabit Smart Switch
• AC power adapter with power cord
• CD with user guide in PDF format
• Online registration card
• Web-based utility: web browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or later), Firefox (version 18.104.22.168 or later)
• Category 5 Ethernet network cable
• Switch/router with PoE support or PoE injector when used with PoE
• Operating system: Windows XP or later
Limited lifetime warranty with return to factory replacement, one year telephone support and software fixes for the warranty term.
Service & Support
Cisco Small Business switches are backed by the Cisco Small Business Support Service, which provides affordable peace-of-mind coverage. This subscription-based service helps you protect your investment and derive maximum value from Cisco Small Business products. Delivered by Cisco and backed by your trusted partner, this comprehensive service includes software updates, access to the Cisco Small Business Support Center, and expedited hardware replacement.
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
This Cisco Small Business product offers a limited lifetime hardware warranty with return to factory replacement and a 1-year limited warranty for fans and power supplies. In addition, Cisco offers telephone technical support at no charge for the first 12 months following the date of purchase and software bug fixes for the warranty term. To download software updates, go to: