I currently have a 3560G-48TS-E as my core/datacenter switch. We have over 30 servers in the datacenter now and we are running into network slowness issues after our recent addition of two new very high-load SQL servers and a Cisco Callmanager 6.0.
I am looking at replacing the core with a 4948 (1GB model) and had some questions about the capabilities of the switch:
- I currently use the 3560 for server connections, Intra-VLAN routing, and have a few static routes in there as well (I don't run any routing protocols as of now). I noticed that the 4948 can support RIPv1, RIPv2, and static routing in the standard software image. If that is all I am doing (the switch is the default gateway for 20 VLANs and connects only about 10 disparate networks with static routes), would I have to upgrade the image, or could I stick with the standard?
- Can I use the same configuration commands with the 4948 that I did with the 3560? I am assuming the 4948 is an IOS switch just like the 3560, just with a much higher traffic capacity, correct?