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Cisco ME 3600X 24CX

Mfg Part #: ME-3600X-24CX-M=


Cisco ME 3600X 24CX

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MSRP$17,995.00
Our Price$11,686.95
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The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX switch is a member of the Cisco ME 3600X series Ethernet access switches product series, a multiservice access platform optimized for carrier Ethernet deployments. As carrier Ethernet access networks converge, a versatile platform like the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX allows service providers to offer multiple services from the same access device. Built for the convergence of wireline and wireless services, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX offers a combination of Gigabit Ethernet, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, time-division multiplexing (TDM), and timing services. Build upon an architecture that is similar to existing switches in the Cisco ME 3600X Series, the 24CX allows service providers to initiate Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) -based VPN services from within the access layer. Designed around crucial Carrier Ethernet features that simplify network operation, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX supports premium services with enhanced service-level agreement (SLA) capabilities. An optional "pay-as-you-grow" feature and service activation model gives service providers a flexible, cost-effective solution.

Powered by the Cisco Carrier Ethernet ASIC
Powered by the Cisco Carrier Ethernet application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), designed specifically for service providers, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX delivers essential Carrier Ethernet technologies including hierarchical quality of service (HQoS), MPLS, and Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS). This custom and advanced ASIC design provides uninterrupted line rate performance while delivering complex and taxing services such as access control list (ACL) and HQoS. The Carrier Ethernet ASIC integrates Cisco traffic management innovation to deliver intelligent packet switching and routing operations.

MPLS in the access layer
The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX extends MPLS into the access layer by allowing service providers to initiate MPLS-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services from within the access layer. The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX gives service providers the ability to expand MPLS toward their network edge to gain the advantages of a single unified MPLS control plane across their networks. The Cisco ME3600X 24CX offers full VPLS support allowing multipoint services definition. For additional flexibility, VPLS can be deployed as a full mesh or with a hierarchy (HVPLS).

Pay-as-you-grow investment model
The use of licensing to activate features on the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX allows service providers to customize and schedule their investment in access features for a time when network growth and customer demand justify the investment. Unlike investments in the core and edge, where the physical location of network assets has minimal impact on their accessibility and usage, the ROI on an access element is heavily influenced by its location in the network and proximity to customers. The ability to deploy the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX and later activate features as demand and growth or service activation dictate, with little if any need for service calls, delivers highly measureable investment protection. This allows flexible timing for deploying MPLS, TDM or 10-Gigabit Ethernet services, and boosting service capacity.

Advanced service-level agreements
Service-aware quality of service (QoS) allows service providers to expand and differentiate their services portfolio with highly advanced and differentiating SLAs. The HQoS capabilities of the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX scale to eight queues per service, three levels of scheduling, and buffer volumes capable of accommodating today's most demanding wireline and wireless applications.

Mobile timing and synchronization services
The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX provides the timing services required in today's converged access network to support mobile solutions including Radio Access Network (RAN) applications, and offers integrated support for the Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS), 10 MHz, 1 Pulse Per Second (1PPS) and Time Of Day (ToD) interfaces. The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX also supports synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) with Ethernet Synchronization Messaging Channel (ESMC) and Synchronization Status Messages (SSM) to allow excellent clock source traceability. The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX hardware is ready for IEEE-1588, and can act as the source for network clocking for TDM, SDH and SONET interfaces and SyncE.

Operational efficiency for carrier Ethernet access deployments
The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX features major enhancements that help service providers simplify and facilitate the management of their networks, resulting in diminishing operational costs. This unique feature set allows the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX to be deployed in a variety of applications including business service with 10-Gigabit Ethernet User Network Interface (UNI) and Ethernet mobile backhaul. These features enhance performance awareness, facilitate troubleshooting, and simplify service turn-up and restoration, ultimately reducing operational costs. "Dying gasp" for power indicators and four external alarm inputs to detect changes in remote sites further help service providers manage the health of network elements.

High-performance hardware
Based on the Cisco Carrier Ethernet ASIC, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX is a nonblocking switching system providing line-rate Carrier Ethernet performance. The custom Cisco Carrier Ethernet ASIC technology delivers next-generation Carrier Ethernet service integration without impacting line-rate performance. The 2RU switch holds two slots for hot-swappable and redundant power supplies. Three fans are integrated into each power supply, providing fan redundancy. High availability is also achieved on the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX through proactive diagnostic tools including Generic On-Line Diagnostics (GOLD) and Onboard Failure Logging (OBFL). These tools help service providers avoid potential problems before they occur and troubleshoot and diagnose problems once identified.

Universal customer premises equipment
With all interfaces build in, this fixed-form-factor platform is versatile and can cover many deployment scenarios including Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabit Ethernet along with TMD deployments. The licensing mechanism supports enabling TDM or additional 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as required for a particular deployment, allowing service providers to customize the configuration of the device and pay only when their services grow. This mechanism also allows for investment protection, as one can always turn on additional services or interfaces on demand. With support for extended temperatures, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX can be deployed in harsh environments and remote locations, allowing service providers to extend their Carrier Ethernet networks and also save money on air conditioning.


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General Specifications

ManufacturerCisco
Manufacturer Part #ME-3600X-24CX-M=
Cost Central Item #11725661
Product DescriptionCisco ME 3600X 24CX - Switch - L3 - managed - 8 x combo Gigabit SFP + 16 x SFP + 4 x XFP - rack-mountable
Device TypeSwitch - 24 ports - L3 - managed
Enclosure TypeRack-mountable 2U
InterfacesGigabit Ethernet
Ports8 x combo Gigabit SFP + 16 x SFP + 4 x XFP
PerformanceBandwidth : 48 Gbps
Forwarding performance : 65 Mpps
Routing ProtocolOSPF, BGP-4, RIP-1, RIP-2, EIGRP, HSRP, VRRP, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, PIM-SSM, Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
Remote Management ProtocolSNMP 1, SNMP 2, SNMP 3
FeaturesFull duplex capability, layer 2 switching, IGMP snooping, IPv6 support, PIM snooping, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support, DHCP snooping, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support, Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS), Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+), IPv4 support, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ag
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)17.5 in x 15.5 in x 3.5 in
Manufacturer Warranty90 days warranty

Extended Specifications

General
Device TypeSwitch - 24 ports - L3 - managed
Enclosure TypeRack-mountable - 2U
InterfacesGigabit Ethernet
Ports8 x combo Gigabit SFP + 16 x SFP + 4 x XFP
PerformanceBandwidth : 48 Gbps
Forwarding performance : 65 Mpps
Routing ProtocolOSPF, BGP-4, RIP-1, RIP-2, EIGRP, HSRP, VRRP, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, PIM-SSM, Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
Remote Management ProtocolSNMP 1, SNMP 2, SNMP 3
FeaturesFull duplex capability, layer 2 switching, IGMP snooping, IPv6 support, PIM snooping, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support, DHCP snooping, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support, Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS), Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+), IPv4 support, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ag
RAM2 GB
Flash Memory128 MB
Status IndicatorsPort status, power, system, alarm
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces8 x 1000Base-T - RJ-45
1 x 1000Base-T - RJ-45 - management
24 x SFP (mini-GBIC)
4 x XFP
16 x T1/E1 - RJ-45
4 x OC-3/STM-1 - LC x 2
Power
Power DeviceInternal power supply
Installed Qty0 (installed) / 2 (max)
Miscellaneous
MTBF90,000 hours
Compliant StandardsNOM, VCCI Class A ITE, EN55024, EN55022 Class A, CCC, FCC Part 15, AS/NZS 3548, EN300-386, UL 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, KCC, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
Dimensions & Weight
Approximate Width17.5 in
Approximate Depth15.5 in
Approximate Height3.5 in
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support90 days warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 90 days
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature-40 °F
Max Operating Temperature149 °F
Humidity Range Operating5 - 85% (non-condensing)
Min Storage Temperature-40 °F
Max Storage Temperature158 °F

Available Accessories & Related Products

Computer Systems - Accessories
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
Cisco - License ( activation key (electronic delivery) )Cisco - License ( activation key (electronic delivery) )
License ( activation key (electronic delivery) ) - 2 10Gb ports - for ME 3600X 24CX, 3600X 24FS, 3600X 24TS
L-ME3600X-2X10G-CX No $1,925.55

Service and Support - Networking
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
Cisco SMARTnet - Extended service agreementCisco SMARTnet - Extended service agreement
Extended service agreement - replacement - 8x5 - NBD - for P/N: ME-3600X-24CX-M, ME-3600X-24CX-M=
CON-SNT-ME3600XC No $1,440.00
Cisco SMARTnet - Extended service agreementCisco SMARTnet - Extended service agreement
Extended service agreement - replacement - 8x5 - NBD - for P/N: ME-3600X-24CX-M, ME-3600X-24CX-M=
CON-SNT-ME3600XM No $1,440.00
Cisco SMARTnet EnhancedCisco SMARTnet Enhanced
Extended service agreement - replacement - 8x5 - 4 h - for P/N: ME-3600X-24CX-M, ME-3600X-24CX-M=
CON-SNTE-ME3600XC No $2,088.00
Cisco SMARTnet PremiumCisco SMARTnet Premium
Extended service agreement - replacement - 24x7 - 4 h - for P/N: ME-3600X-24CX-M, ME-3600X-24CX-M=
CON-SNTP-ME3600XC No $2,304.00
Cisco SMARTnet PremiumCisco SMARTnet Premium
Extended service agreement - replacement - 24x7 - 4 h - for P/N: ME-3600X-24CX-M, ME-3600X-24CX-M=
CON-SNTP-ME3600XM No $2,304.00

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