Catalyst 3560 Switch Hardware Installation Guide, March 2010
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This guide is for the networking or computer technician responsible for installing the Catalyst 3560 switch, hereafter known as the switch. We assume that you are familiar with the concepts and terminology of Ethernet and local area networking. If you are interested in more training and education in these areas, learning opportunities including training courses, self-study options, seminars, and career certifications programs are available on the Cisco Training & Events web page:


This guide describes the hardware features of the Catalyst 3560 switch. It describes the physical and performance characteristics of the switch, explains how to install it, and provides troubleshooting information.

This guide does not describe system messages that you might receive or how to configure your switch. For more information, see the switch software configuration guide, the switch command reference, and the switch system message guide on the Product Documentation home page. For information about the standard Cisco IOS Release 12.2 commands, see the Cisco IOS documentation set available from the home page at Products & Services > Technical Support & Documentation > See Documentation > Cisco IOS Software.


This document uses these conventions and symbols for notes, cautions, and warnings:

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 3560 Switch guide. The EMC regulatory statements are also included in that guide.

Related Publications

These documents provide complete information about the switch and are available from this site:

Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3560, 2970, and 2960 Switches

Note Before installing, configuring, or upgrading the switch, see the release notes on for the latest information.

Catalyst 3560 Switch Software Configuration Guide

Catalyst 3560 Switch Command Reference

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

Catalyst 3560 Switch Getting Started Guide

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 3560 Switch

Device manager online help (available on the switch)

Cisco Network Assistant online help (available on the switch)

For information about related products, see these documents:

Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant

Release Notes for Cisco Network Assistant

Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Installation Notes

Cisco CWDM GBIC and CWDM SFP Installation Note

Cisco RPS 2300 Redundant Power System Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco RPS 675 Redundant Power System Hardware Installation Guide

These compatibility matrix documents are available from this site:

Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix

Cisco 100-Megabit Ethernet SFP Modules Compatibility Matrix

Cisco CWDM SFP Transceiver Compatibility Matrix

Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Compatibility Matrix

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

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