- The Cisco Catalyst 3500 Series XL is a scalable line of stackable 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet switches that deliver premium performance, manageability, and flexibility, with excellent investment protection. Catalyst 3500 XL stackable switches allow management of all switched ports from a single IP address and provide interconnected switches with an independent high-speed stack bus that preserves valuable desktop ports.
- Cisco Catalyst 3500 Series XL switches utilize Cisco Switch Clustering technology and GigaStack GBICs. With Cisco Switch Clustering, users can manage over 380 ports from a single IP address, and connect up to 16 switches, regardless of physical location, with a broad range of Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet media. Cisco Switch Clustering is supported on all Catalyst 3550, 2950, 3500 XL, 2900 XL and 2900 LRE XL switches.
- The 3500Xl Series XL switches can be easily managed via the Cisco Network Assistant, an easy-to-use, GUI based management tool. All high-performance Catalyst 3500 Series XL switches are available in either Standard or Enterprise Editions. Enterprise Edition switches offer advanced software features, including complete 802.1Q and ISL VLAN support, TACACS+ security, and fault tolerance through UplinkFast.