Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) : Standard 802.1d Spanning Tree Support
Port grouping/link aggregation : Support for IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) ; Up to 8 groups (8 ports per group)
VLAN : Support for up to 4096 VLANs simultaneously, Port-based and 802.1Q tag-based VLANs, MAC-based VLAN, Protocol-based VLAN, Dynamic VLAN
Layer 3 :
IPv4 routing : Wirespeed routing of IPv4 packets Up to 128 static routes and up to 128 IP interfaces
CIDR : Support for Classless Inter-Domain Routing
RIP v2 : Support for Routing Information Protocol version 2, for dynamic routing
VRRP : Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) delivers improved availability in a Layer 3 network by providing redundancy of the default gateway servicing hosts on the network. VRRP versions 2 and 3 are supported. Up to 255 virtual routers are supported.
DHCP Relay at Layer 3 : Relay of DHCP traffic across IP domains
User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Relay : Relay of broadcast information across Layer 3 domains for application discovery or relaying of BOOTP/DHCP packets.
Hardware stack : Up to 200 ports managed as a single system with hardware failover.
High availability : Fast stack failover delivers minimal traffic loss.
Mixed stacking support : A stack can consist of a mix of SF500 and SG500 models (mix of 10/100 and Gigabit in the same stack).
Switch Management :
Web user interface : Built-in switch configuration utility for easy browser-based device configuration (HTTP/HTTPS). Supports configuration, system dashboard, system maintenance and monitoring.
SNMP : SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3 with support for traps, and SNMP v3 User-based Security Model (USM).
RMON : Embedded RMON software agent supports 4 RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis
Port mirroring : Traffic on a port can be mirrored to another port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON probe. Up to 8 source ports can be mirrored to one destination port.
VLAN mirroring : Traffic from a VLAN can be mirrored to a port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON probe. Up to 8 source VLANs can be mirrored to one destination port.