Limitations of 4507 as a 'server' switch?

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Jul 16th, 2008

Folks, in your experience have you seen 4507 lack of necessary throughput (backplane speed) to handle servers? My servers are nothing "special", just application, web, file servers, etc connected to a 4507 switch. Some folks are asking me to buy a 6500 instead since the latter has a faster backplane.

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Correct Answer by Mark Yeates about 8 years 4 months ago

Marlon,

I have seen 4507's and 6500's used in server farms big and small. It really depends on your on your requirements, and future expansion whether a 6500 will actually be a necessity. To buy a 6500 simply because it has a faster backplane is probably not a good idea.

Mark

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Mark Yeates Wed, 07/16/2008 - 17:12

Marlon,

I have seen 4507's and 6500's used in server farms big and small. It really depends on your on your requirements, and future expansion whether a 6500 will actually be a necessity. To buy a 6500 simply because it has a faster backplane is probably not a good idea.

Mark

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