White paper explains Ethernet managed switch use

<br/> Contemporary Controls says it often been asked this question, “When should I use a managed Ethernet switch?” R&D Manager Bennet Levine explains, in a white paper that discusses the role of plug-and-play (PnP) switches, which leads to the question, “What is a managed switch?” Levine explains that a managed switch contains all the features of unmanaged switches plus SNMP, IGMP snooping, port mirroring, VLAN, rate control, and more.

12/14/2007


Contemporary Controls says it often been asked this question, “When should I use a managed Ethernet switch?” R&D Manager Bennet Levine explains, in a white paper that discusses the role of plug-and-play (PnP) switches, which leads to the question, “What is a managed switch?” Levine explains that a managed switch contains all the features of unmanaged switches plus SNMP, IGMP snooping, port mirroring, VLAN, rate control, and more.

If you have a larger network, Levine says, you may want to use managed switches. Use managed switches, he says, when you:
• Have a large network you will probably need managed switches simply to be able to diagnose problems.
• Have multicast traffic on your network (for example when using EtherNet/IP? ).
• Downtime is expensive.
• Are interconnecting office and control networks.

Contemporary Controls says it offers the white paper free

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Contemporary Controls also provides more information on managed Ethernet switches, at the Industrial Ethernet University

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