Hi all. THis switch is totaly dead after power surge.
Any chance that the PSU can be replaced? I have done a brief search of the forums and cannot find any existing articles relating to this.
Its a cost thing. Some people use 6500 in their IDF as access switches. Unless you really need the features of the 6500 it will save money to use the 4500.
Even the basic model 4500 has layer 3 switching and your 2980 is only layer 2. If you don't plan on using all the layer 3 function no sense to pay for them.
The 6500 cost more mostly because it has the ablity to add boards that do things like IDS.VPN, or take WAN type interfaces.