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Cisco Catalyst 3560 vs. Cisco 3550

December 13 2012 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall


Here is a 3560 and 3550 comparison for anyone interested in the differences between the two switches.


Catalyst 3560 Only Features [12.2(25) SEE2]

  • Access Switch Device Manager (SDM) Template
  • IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet
  • IGMP Throttling
  • IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • MLD Snooping
  • Private VLANs
  • VLAN-Based QoS on Physical Ports
  • SRR (Shaped Round Robin)
  • Weighted Tail Drop (WTD)
  • Auto-MDIX

 Note: The details of Catalyst 3560 Only Features you can visit Cisco.com's related pages.

Cisco 3560 Only Commands [12.2(25)SEE2]

  • clear dot1x
  • clear eap
  • clear ipc
  • clear mac address-table move update
  • exception crashinfo
  • ipv6 access-list
  • ipv6 mld snooping
  • ipv6 mld snooping last-listener-query-count
  • ipv6 mld snooping last-listener-query-interval
  • ipv6 mld snooping listener-message-suppression
  • ipv6 mld snooping robustness-variable
  • ipv6 mld snooping tcn
  • ipv6 mld snooping vlan
  • ipv6 traffic-filter
  • ip vrf (global configuration) - Not Documented
  • ip vrf (interface configuration) - Not Documented
  • mdix auto
  • mls qos queue-set output buffers
  • mls qos queue-set output threshold
  • mls qos rewrite ip dscp
  • mls qos srr-queue input bandwidth
  • mls qos srr-queue input buffers
  • mls qos srr-queue input cos-map
  • mls qos srr-queue input dscp-map
  • mls qos srr-queue input priority-queue
  • mls qos srr-queue input threshold
  • mls qos srr-queue output cos-map
  • mls qos srr-queue output dscp-map
  • mls qos vlan-based
  • power inline consumption
  • renew ip dhcp snooping database
  • queue-set
  • radius-server dead-criteria
  • show cable-diagnostics tdr
  • show controllers power inline
  • show eap
  • show ipc
  • show ipv6 access-list
  • show ipv6 mld snooping
  • show ipv6 mld snooping address
  • show ipv6 mld snooping mrouter
  • show ipv6 mld snooping querier
  • show link state group
  • show mac address-table move update
  • show mls qos input-queue
  • show mls qos queue-set
  • show mls qos vlan
  • srr-queue bandwidth limit
  • srr-queue bandwidth shape
  • srr-queue bandwidth share
  • switchport mode private-vlan
  • switchport private-vlan
  • system env temperature threshold yellow
  • test cable-diagnostics tdr

 NOTE: More details Cisco 3560 Only Commands you can visit Cisco.com

Cisco 3550 Only Commands [12.2(25) SEE2]

  • access-list hardware program nonblocking
  • boot buffersize
  • ip dhcp snooping information option format snmp-ifindex
  • ip igmp snooping source-only-learning age-timer
  • mls qos cos policy-map
  • mls qos min-reserve
  • show fm
  • show fm interface
  • show fm vlan
  • show forward
  • show tcam
  • show tcam pbr
  • show tcam qos
  • switchcore
  • wrr-queue bandwidth
  • wrr-queue cos-map
  • wrr-queue dscp-map
  • wrr-queue min-reserve
  • wrr-queue queue-limit
  • wrr-queue random-detect max-threshold
  • wrr-queue threshold


Additional Notes

Catalyst 3560 - IPv6 routing is not documented in the 3560 command reference
Catalyst 3560 - IPv6 QoS not supported as of 12.2(25) SEE2
Cisco 3560 - The SDM needs to be changed to support IPv6 routing.  This will require a reload to take effect.  More...
Cisco 3560 - Support for bits per second when using Storm Control
Catalyst 3560 - Ports are set by default to dynamic auto as opposed to dynamic desirable.  This means that two 3560's will not automatically trunk but a 3560 will trunk if connected to a 3550. More...
Catalyst 3560 - The SMI image is now called IP Base and the EMI image is now called IP Services
Catalyst 3550 - IPv6 can be bridged using fallback bridging 


More Cisco Switch Tips and Tutorials you can visit: http://blog.router-switch.com/category/reviews/cisco-switches/

More Related Cisco Catalyst Switch Tips:

Cisco Nexus Switches: Layer 2 Configuration Strategies

How to Configure DHCP Snooping in a Cisco Catalyst Switch?

How to Configure Private VLANs on Cisco 3560 Switches?

How to Configure Interfaces for the 3560 Switch?


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