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Question about the SMB switch line

I am selling several of the new SMB 300 Series switches to a client.  These switches seems very full featured for their reasonable price, as compared to some of the enterprise switches (2960, 3560, etc.).  it does seem that the sacrifice is that you do not have CLI, and that is always an adjustment if you have used it for years.

I wanted to ask the following question, which is:

Can one trunk the new Cisco SMB 300 series switches to a CLI Enterprise switch such as the 3560's?  I am assuming this would not be an issue, but needed to publish the question nevertheless.

Thanks for any input.


VIP Super Bronze

Question about the SMB switch line


I don't think that should be an issue, as the 300 series support up to 4096 vlans with 802.1.q trunking


Support for up to 4096 VLANs simultaneously

Port-based and 802.1Q tag-based VLANs

MAC-based VLAN

Management VLAN

Private VLAN Edge (PVE), also known as protected ports, with multiple uplinks

Guest VLAN

Unauthenticated VLAN

here is the data sheet:


New Member

Question about the SMB switch line

thanks for the response but i had already read the data sheet.  The data sheet certainly is not any kind of a configuraton guide. 

I have searched thru the onboard help on one of the switches I have purchased for my client.  Much to my display, I do not see anything in the configuration menus about Trunking. So the original question still stands.

If anyone can point out how to trunk back to an enterprise switch, it would be much appreciated.