Lenovo CE0128PB Gigabit Ethernet Campus Switch with Power over Ethernet
The Lenovo CE0128PB Switch is a 1/10 Gb Ethernet (GbE) switch with Power over Ethernet (PoE) that delivers a compact, high-density, cost-effective GbE solution for network environments where space and power are at a premium. Featuring a small, 1U footprint, this switch is designed for access-layer deployments in branches, retail and workgroup environments, and campus networks. It can also be used as a management network switch in the data center infrastructures.
The CE0128PB switch offers 24x 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45) fixed ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE) for powering attached network devices, such as such as telephones, video cameras, IEEE 802.11ac WLAN access points, and videophones. The switch also offers 4x SFP+ ports that support 1 GbE and 10 GbE optical transceivers, 10 GbE active optical cables (AOCs), and 10 GbE direct attach copper (DAC) cables. The switch supports a wide range of L2 and L3 features that provide performance, availability, security, and manageability for campus networks.
The CE0128PB switch is considered particularly suited for the following environments:
- 1 GbE network connectivity with Power over Ethernet for networked devices such as telephones, video cameras, IEEE 802.11ac WLAN access points, and videophones.
- Economical network connectivity for 1 GbE access layer deployments in branch and remote offices, as well as enterprise campus networks.
- 1 GbE management network connectivity in data center infrastructures.
- 1 GbE network connectivity with 10 GbE SFP+ ports for additional server, storage, or switch connections.
- Virtualized and cloud environments with multiple 1 GbE ports.
- Scalable 1 GbE networking deployments with switch stacking.
- Converged infrastructures with 1 GbE NAS or iSCSI.
The CE0128PB switch offers the following features and benefits:
- High performance
The 1/10 GbE CE0128PB switch provides a combination of low latency and non-blocking, line-rate switching.
- Availability and redundancy
The CE0128PB switch offers learns alternate routes automatically and performs faster convergence in case of a link or switch failure.
- Unified communications
The CE0128PB switch provides flexibility for the most demanding converged data, voice, and video environments, delivering a reliable platform for unifying enterprise communications by providing PoE to VoIP telephones, videophones, closed-circuit security cameras, wireless access points, and other IP-enabled devices.
- Layer 3 functionality
In addition to Layer 2 switching, the CE0128PB switch includes Layer 3 functionality, which provides security and performance benefits of inter-VLAN routing with support for static routes and dynamic routing protocols, including Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).
- Quality of Service
The CE0128PB switch supports traffic classification and processing to provide consistent network performance and efficient use of network bandwidth by allocating and scheduling resources based on service levels requirements for different data streams.
Working as an enforcement point, the CE0128PB switch provides standards-based 802.1x port-level access control for multiple devices per port, as well as Layer 2-4 policy enforcement with Access Control Lists (ACLs).
The CE0128PB supports stacking of up to eight campus switches (including intermix of CE0128TB, CE0128PB, CE0152TB, and CE0152PB switches), enabling simplified, centralized management of a single logical entity that uses a single switch image, configuration file, management IP address, and management interface.
- Simplified management
To ease deployment, the CE0128PB switch supports the industry-standard Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and GARP VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP) protocols, enabling the switches to automatically discover Ethernet-enabled devices and automate VLAN configuration.
The CE0128PB switch also support the industry-standard Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and LLDP-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) protocol, enabling the switches to automatically discover Ethernet-enabled devices, determine their power requirements, and assign VLAN membership.
The CE1028PB switch supports the AutoInstall feature, which enables upgrading the switch software image and installing configuration files via TFTP automatically during the boot process by using the resources available on the network