I have sold one of my customers 5 numbers of 3560 switches for his five locations in same premises and he has gone for 3750E switch as a core switch but now he wants to use optical fiber uplink ports of 3560 switch to connect them to core switch.
As 3750E don't have more than 2 optical fiber ports he wants to rplace it with the core switch which should have all 3750E facilities with at least 8 fiber optic ports so that he can terminate fiber optic cable directly on core switch from uplink ports of 3560 switches.
I think he will have to connect all 3560 switches seperatly to core switch for that he will need at least 5 fiber optic ports on core switch.
Please suggest me a good economical core switch where he can terminate 3560 switches derectly using fiber optic cable and suggest me SFP module he will need and number of SFP modules or will he need any other fiber optic cable as he wants to connect all 5 numbers of 3560 fiber uplink ports to core switch normal fiber ports.
One guy suggested the following solution...
Assuming L3 is needed on the core switch you can pick from below
1) ME4924-10G (28 SFP ports)
2) 4900M with 8p10G card and twingig (makes it 16p SFP)
3) 4503 chassis with 2 6p GBIC (or SFP) cards and Sup
Optics .. for each link you need one cable and 2 SFPs.
SX SFP is good if you have multimode fiber and less than 500m
LX SFP is good if you have singlemode fiber and less than 10km
but the customer need cost effective solution. So please help me in providing a solution for his requirement.
Thanks in advance..