Currently we have a 4507R configured as our core switch, it has been installed with the following modules.
1 Supervisor II+ 1000BaseX (GBIC) WS-X4013+
2 Supervisor II+ 1000BaseX (GBIC) WS-X4013+
3 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) WS-X4424-GB-RJ45
4 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) WS-X4424-GB-RJ45
5 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) WS-X4424-GB-RJ45
6 1000BaseX (GBIC) WS-X4418-GB
7 1000BaseX (GBIC) WS-X4418-GB
We would like to upgrade to allow support for Netflow but do so in an economical way, since we have the current supervisors for only one year.
We would really like to enable Netflow in combination with the ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer for use in analysis of bottlenecks and performance.
Since we currently do not know if we would gain any additional benefits (IE backplane bandwidth) we are kind of in a catch22 situation.
Reading through the documentation for the 4507 it seems that we would need to upgrade our supervisor modules and since we require the redundant functionality would need to buy 2.
Possibly if any one has any ideas on how we can do this without the expensive supervisor(s) upgrade or any other ideas for how we can analyse our network for performance and bottlenecks in regards to application usage, this would be extremely helpful.