Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

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May 15th, 2007


I need to set up a Layer 3 switch for intervlan routing.

What are the entry level switches that will do this operation?

What components are required?


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rsabapathee Tue, 05/15/2007 - 07:28

thx guys

but what hardware components are required in addition to the switch?

Danilo Dy Tue, 05/15/2007 - 07:29

You need a patch cable to connect the hosts to the switch. If you need security, you need a firewall. If you need internet connection, you need a router.

ankbhasi Tue, 05/15/2007 - 07:29

Hi Friend,

Switches are itself hardware components with IOS software loaded on the same. You just need to connect you machines to the switches in different vlans and configure the switch IOS for inter vlan routing and you are good to go.



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rsabapathee Tue, 05/15/2007 - 08:39

thanks lad. I think i was configured with something else.

I guess I only need one of the switches specified with the appropriate ios.

I thought i needed a special type of hardware like a supervisor module or something that does the layer 3 routing. I guess not!

ankbhasi Tue, 05/15/2007 - 08:53

Hi Friend,

Yes you simple need 3560 switch with basic standard image to start with for inter vlan routing. This switch is a fix switch and not a modular switch but if it has advance image installed this switch is capable of all advance routing protocols also.

Sup modules and other modules are some advance modules which are installed on modular high end switches/chassis.



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