..and need some advice to choose the most appropiate LAN switches. Unfortunately my knowledge of cisco switches is limited :/
What we want to accomplish is to install 1 24-port/48-port switch in every server rack, connect all servers in the rack to this switch, trunk 2-4 ports which are then connected to a central router (7609). However, im not really sure if a layer 3 switch is necessary? Why would i want to choose a layer 3 model such as for example the 3560G and not a simpler model such as the 2960G. What features of the 35xx series switch would be useful in a datacenter environment to prefer that switch over some 29xx model? One of the main reasons for investment is to reduce the amount of TP cables.
Thankful for any help!