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The Cisco Catalyst 3500 Series XL is a scalable line of stackable 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet switches that deliver premium performance, manageability, and flexibility, with excellent investment protection. Catalyst 3500 XL stackable switches allow management of all switched ports from a single IP address and provide interconnected switches with an independent high-speed stack bus that preserves valuable desktop ports.
Cisco Catalyst 3500 Series XL switches utilize Cisco Switch Clustering technology and GigaStack GBICs. With Cisco Switch Clustering, users can manage over 380 ports from a single IP address, and connect up to 16 switches, regardless of physical location, with a broad range of Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet media. Cisco Switch Clustering is supported on all Catalyst 3550, 2950, 3500 XL, 2900 XL and 2900 LRE XL switches.
The 3500Xl Series XL switches can be easily managed via the Cisco Network Assistant, an easy-to-use, GUI based management tool. All high-performance Catalyst 3500 Series XL switches are available in either Standard or Enterprise Editions. Enterprise Edition switches offer advanced software features, including complete 802.1Q and ISL VLAN support, TACACS+ security, and fault tolerance through UplinkFast.