2960 versus 3560

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May 16th, 2007

Hi all, after an opinion. I am replacing three 3548 switches and want to know peoples opinions on the 2960 or 3560 switches as a replacement.

The current three switches are clustered for management purposes with a single IP address and are connected via GBICs.

What would people recommend for the replacements and the method of interconnecting them.

Or can anyone give an opinion on which one NOT to use, based on their experiences.

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royalblues Wed, 05/16/2007 - 05:21


You can either the 2960 or the 3560 as a replacement option.

The Main difference between the two is that a 2960 is a pure layer 2 switch whereas you get layer 3 capabilities with a 3560.

Both switches support fiber SFP modules. The connectivity would depend on the network setup. I would properly connect each switch directly to a Layer 3 switch via a fiber link.

You can also stack these switches(i.e connecting one switche to the other and so on). This setup is not suggested as it increses the oversubscription ratio which is recommended to be between 1:15 or 1:20

HTH, rate if it does



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