Why to sellect 3560 rather then 2960

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Nov 23rd, 2007
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imagine you don't need routing, because that's done at backbone level, why to use then 3560 switches, instead of the 2960?


Jorge

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desai.jaideep Fri, 11/23/2007 - 08:38
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Hi


The answer lies in Unified Communications rather than locking just in routing.

I need 3560 to power my IP Phones and Wireless APs.


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JD

andrew.butterworth Sat, 11/24/2007 - 10:35
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On the surface the 2960 & 3560 do seem similar, however there are some (big?) differences.


No Layer-3 routing capability on the 2960, whereas the 3560 (all images) support IP forwarding. The IP Services & Advance IP Services also add the routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF & BGP as well as multicast routing.


PoE - The 2960 has no PoE capabilities, some models of the 3560 have 802.3af & Cisco Pre-Standard PoE.


QoS - Although the QoS architecture of the 3560 & 2960 (& 3750) are very similar the 2960 has a severe limitation when configuring ingress policers to interfaces - It can only police down to a minimum of 1Mbps (with 1Mbps increments) on 10/100 Interfaces. The 3560 allows a minimum of 8Kbps.


Andy

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