Express 500 features

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Jul 24th, 2007

Goodday,

At documentation for Express 500 switch I couldn't find information about:

1) Are there strict + weighted round robin queuing algorithm at this switch;

2) Does it accept 802.1X with VLAN assignment

3) Does it accept 802.1X with Guest VLAN

4) How many instances can we configurateswitch for 802.1s?

We would like to choose correct Cisco switch.

Regards,

Mihail

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mihails.sazonovs Tue, 07/24/2007 - 12:57

Hi,

Thanks for your answer. In this datasheet I found, that Express 500 support 802.1X, but in User guide documentation I couldn't find, how I can configurate it.

As I understand from your answer, that this switch completely doesn't support 802.1X? do you worked with it or you only checked documentation?

I also think, that 2960 is better, but Express 500 is 3 times cheaper to us.

Regards,

Mihail

If you used Cisco Network Assistant or Cisco Configuration Assistant you can set the dot1x stuff up under the Network Security Settings. You have to drag the slider bar over to high security and it opens up the dot1x settings. It is pretty basic though. It appears to be an all or nothing setting so you can't set some ports to dot1x and other not.

mihails.sazonovs Thu, 07/26/2007 - 22:48

And this will work separatly, without NAC? (802.1x) And I can specify separate Radius server there? And all autentification can work the same as in 2900 series switch without additional programms?

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