I have a 6509 (non E chassis) and have a need for three WS-X6748-GE-TX cards. As far as I can tell, I need the following:
5x WS-X6348-RJ-45 (for my other users)
And what about the fan? This switch currently has a WS-C6K-9SLOT-FAN2. Will this fan cool this configuration?
No PoE will be needed. All users are PC's.
Anything else I need to order? This switch will be under a fairly moderate/heavy load. Will this setup offer good GigE performance?
Is there anything else I need to worry about? I.e. Switching fabric configuration etc...? Stability and throughput are my highest prioprities.
Glad to help and appreciate the rating.
DFC's will be useful to you if you have a lot of traffic between devices that are on the same module. So if you have 30 servers on the same 6748 module that send a lot of traffic between each other then DFC's might be worth considering. But as soon as traffic needs to transfer between modules then you still need to use the switch fabric connection.