I have a question regarding L3 switches.
I am studying for my CCNP at present (BCMSN) and have added 4 L3 switches to my home lab. I have the following,
2 x 3550 EMI models
1 x 3750 Metro
1 x 3750
I usually try and buy equipment with future studies in mind and although CCIE is a long way off and chances are hardware requirements will have drastically changed by the time I get there, I have seen it mentioned that the recommendation for L3 switches for the IE lab is 2 x 3550s and 2 x 3560s and this got me thinking...
So to my question. Is there anything that a 3560 does that cannot be done with a 3750, or do they have much the same features, if running the same code level (ip base, ip services, adv ip services)?
If there is it is very minor differences . The only difference that I know is that the 3750's can be stacked using stack cables in the back of the units . You stack together up to 8 switches via the stack cables and manage the stack with a single ip address , the 3560's don't have that feature .