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Cisco SG350-10 vs Cisco Catalyst 2960L-SM-8TS

I currently have a Cisco SG350-10 and am looking to get another Cisco switch for my home network, and just saw that Cisco has a Catalyst line that's priced around the same. I have looked at the Data Sheets and my takeaways are that they have a very similar feature set, but I like the appeal of a full blown IOS instead of a watered down one on the SG350-10. I also know that the there is a difference between Catalyst WS-C2960L-SM-8TS and WS-C2960L-8TS-LL. The WS-C2960L-8TS-LL seems to have a more configurable Lan Lite image that allows CLI configuration, from what I read, than the Smart Managed counterpart WS-C2960L-SM-8TS.

 

Do you know the biggest differences or a direct comparison between the specs and capabilities between the SG350-10 and the WS-C2960L-SM-8TS or WS-C2960L-8TS-LL?

 

 

Some Comparisons I made between the two lines were:

 

WS-C2960L-SM-8TS

Power Consumption 13W

Bluetooth Config Access with Optional Dongle

Mostly Web GUI Configuration

zero-touch deployment

Source: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-2960-l-series-switches/data_sheet-c78-737665.html

 

WS-C2960L-8TS-LL

Power Consumption 13W

Bluetooth Config Access with Optional Dongle

CLI or Web GUI Configuration

Full IOS with Lan Lite Features

zero-touch deployment

Source: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-2960-l-series-switches/data_sheet-c78-737665.html

 

SG350-10

Power Consumption 9W at 110V

Layer 3 Capabilities

Can do Web GUI or CLI configuration

Source: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/small-business-smart-switches/data-sheet-c78-737359.html

 

Also should this go into a different section under the Catalyst or Switching forums?

 

Thank you for your assistance.

 

-Chris

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The SG switches are designed for mini/small and medium corporates, in terrms of small deployment they are  very good actually. Limited CLI and more of GUI compare to Catalyst.

 

The cost, throughput between a SG and Catalyst are considerable.

 

There is good comparision also full specification for you to easy decide :

 

https://blog.router-switch.com/2016/07/cisco-switches-comparison-and-solutions/

BB
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Hello Chris,

 

As you have found, the SG350 and the 2960L have very simular feature/functions.  The main difference is the SG350 is purpose built to be easy to manage via the web GUI.  If you prefer the IOS CLI, then the 2690L is a good choice.  The SG350 does include 1 full year of small business TAC support. No contracts required for the TAC support or OS upgrades on the SG350.  

 

Regards, Mike