Managed Switch Features Enhance Your Network Performance

Enhance Your Performance

Contemporary Controls has created a guide on how to enhance the performance of your network through the managed series switch. There are 9 highlighted features, each of which effect the speed of your network.

  The Complete Tutorial covers 9 features:
  • IGMP Snooping
  • Rate Limiting
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLANs
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Port Security
  • Port Mirroring
  • RapidRing Redundancy®
  • Trunking Redundancy

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IGMP Snooping: See the Tutorial

Snooping
  • Improve Ethernet/IP traffic on your network
  • Automatically Controls multicast traffic
  • Minimizes unneeded multicast traffic


Rate Limiting: See the Tutorial

Rate Limiting
  • Set a maximum bandwidth for each port
  • Prevent unnecessary communication traffic from overwhelming devices


Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN): See the Tutorial

VLAN
  • Isolate traffic between groups of ports
  • Control access to the various VLAN groups
  • Allow devices that need to communicate to each other the maximum bandwidth


Quality of Service (QoS): See the Tutorial

QoS
  • Allow "high priority" messages quick throughput
  • Define message importance


Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP): See the Tutorial

Port Security
  • Monitor switch port parameters
  • Allows easy access to switch information for HMI, SCADA and other applications


Port Security: See the Tutorial

Port Security
  • Control access to end devices


Port Mirroring: See the Tutorial

Port Mirror
  • Provides message troubleshooting access
  • Allows messages to be monitored for message content


RapidRing® Redundancy:

Rapid Ring Example
  • Allows switched networks to be wired in a ring utilizing fiber or copper.
  • Any break in the ring will be recovered in less than 300ms (with up to 20 switches).
  • Relay contacts, flashing LEDs and SNMP traps help to quickly identify broken links.
  • Supports dual ring structures.

    See the tutorial and info sheet for more information.


Trunking Redundancy:

trunking example
  • Any break in the trunk will be recovered in less than 10ms.
  • Relay contacts, flashing LEDs and SNMP traps help to quickly identify the broken links.
  • Trunking also provides more bandwidth between switches

    See the tutorial and info sheet for more information.