Description The C2960X-STACK= is a Catalyst 2960-X Series FlexStack-Plus stacking module. It connects up to eight Cisco 2960-X Series switches in a "stack" that functions as a single local switch. This donation includes A Cisco FlexStack-Plus stacking module (C2960X-STACK=) A 0.5-meter FlexStack cable (CAB-STK-E-0.5M) Additional FlexStack cables are available directly from Cisco in lengths of 0.5 meter, 1 meter (CAB-STK-E-1M), and 3 meters (CAB-STK-E-3M). Benefits for Organizations If you have networking experience or access to a consultant, you can use this stacking module to manage several individual switches with more consistent network connectivity than individual switches. Major Capabilities Single point of management: All switches in a stack are managed as a single device. All switches are automatically upgraded when the master switch receives a new software version. Built-in redundancy and high availability: The 20-Gbps FlexStack-Plus connections create two physical paths between any two stack members and multiple uplinks to the network. This means that losing one switch or one uplink interface does not prevent connectivity to the network. Scalability: When a switch is added to a stack, the stack configuration is automatically pushed to the new switch. FlexStack-Plus modules are hot-swappable, meaning an existing switch can remain online when installing the module. Product Specifications Each device meets the following specifications. Stack bandwidth: 80 Gbps, bidirectional Max stack members: 8 Architecture: Hardware drop table Stack convergence: 100 milliseconds Stack link failure detection: Hardware More information about this product is available on the Cisco website. Support Cisco will provide five years of hardware and software service and support ("SMARTnet") for this product. Obtaining Your Product TechSoup might request additional information to verify that your organization matches the Cisco philanthropy guidelines. When TechSoup approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email from TechSoup. Cisco will deliver your product within eight weeks. For details, see The Cisco Donation Program page.