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SG 200 Firmware

Hello,

I saw that there is a new firmware (v1.3) available for SG 200 switches. However, for SG 200-08 the most recent version ist still 1.0.6.2. I wonder if there will be managements features  like cli or anmp for the SG 200-08 too. I really need those.

Or is there maybe a way to just deploy the 1.3 firmware on the SG 200-08?

thanks in advance!

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SG 200 Firmware

Andreas, here  is the datasheet for the 200E flavors.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps11229/data_sheet_c78-667827.html

Quite honestly, you should buy a 300 series switch. The 8 port variety is pretty inexpensive, like $300 may be. It has a fully supported CLI and the feature set is incredibly rich for the price point (layer 3, dhcp server as example).

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SG 200 Firmware

Hi Andreas, there is not a CLI option for the Sg200 switches. The SG200E models do have a CLI feature. The Sg200-8 is a different firmware set than the bigger brothers (no idea why... but ok).

On the release notes for the sg200-8 models I'm not seeing the SNMP or the SSH (SCP) features added

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/csbss/sg200/release_notes/200_8-Port_R1.0.6.x.pdf

The 1.3 software sadly isn't available or does not work on the -8 model. When loading it says something to the effect invalid file format.

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SG 200 Firmware

Hello Tom,

first of all thanks for your answer. You mentioned the SG200E models. Unfortunately I can't find any information about them on cisco.com or even google.

What I need is a compact desktop switch just like the SG200-8 with 802.1q, 802.1x and some skriptable sort of management. Is there maybe an alternative switch I didn't see yet? Or could you please post a link to the SG200E models?

This would be so helpful.

thank you,

Andreas

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SG 200 Firmware

Andreas, here  is the datasheet for the 200E flavors.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps11229/data_sheet_c78-667827.html

Quite honestly, you should buy a 300 series switch. The 8 port variety is pretty inexpensive, like $300 may be. It has a fully supported CLI and the feature set is incredibly rich for the price point (layer 3, dhcp server as example).

-Tom
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-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/

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SG 200 Firmware

Thank you very much.

The costs are not the only problem. The size of the switches is problematic too. While the SG 200 - 8 are more or less invisible in the office, the SG 300 look rather bulky. They can't be hidden away anywhere. OK. Thank you for the information.

Regards,

Andreas

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Re: SG 200 Firmware

What would really be cool is an SG200 or 300 -16 DT (series 200 or 300, 16 port, giga bit, desk top model)

To me desktop model means:

     height and width just enough to fit the physical ports

     depth just enough to fit the electronics inside.

     physical ports on rear

     status on front bezel

     passive cooling

     silent

     SG200-08 is a good example.

Take the SF100D-16 and update it to SG200 or SG300 series gbit, and give it a front status bezel like the SG200-08.  To make an SG200-16 or SG300-16 desktop model switch.

Those would make awesome desktop model switchs.

In fact if there were such an SG200-16 DT today.  I'd buy it.  Have been looking for 16 port, gig, smart/managaged, desktop switch and can't find any.

There is a hole in the product line up.