Catalyst 2960-S Switch Hardware Installation Guide
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This guide is for the networking or computer technician installing the Catalyst 2960-S switch. It documents the physical characteristics of the switch, explains how to install the switch, and provides troubleshooting information.

This guide does not describe system messages that you might receive or how to configure your switch. See the switch software configuration guide, the switch command reference, and the switch system message guide on For information about the standard Cisco IOS
Release 15.0(2)SE commands, see the Cisco IOS documentation on

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.

Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.



This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Statement 1071


The safety warnings for this product are translated into several languages in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 2960 and 2960-S Switches that ships with the product. The EMC regulatory statements are also included in that guide.

Related Publications

These documents provide information about the switch and are available from these sites:

Catalyst 2960-S Switch Getting Started Guide

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 2960 and 2960-S Switches

Release Notes for the Catalyst 2960-S Switch

Catalyst 2960 and 2960-S Switch Software Configuration Guide

Catalyst 2960 and 2960-S Switch Command Reference

Catalyst 3750, 3560, 3550, 2975, 2970, 2960, and 2960-S Switch System Message Guide

Device manager online help (available on the switch)

Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Installation Notes

Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix

Cisco 100-Megabit Ethernet SFP Modules Compatibility Matrix

Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Compatibility Matrix

Compatibility Matrix for 1000BASE-T Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules

Cisco CWDM SFP Transceiver Compatibility Matrix

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