I have recently taken over the role of network admin in my company.
We are doing a review of the network as the previous guy implemented the network making use of general configurations (smartports - macros)
One thing we have noticed that is configured on nearly all switchport connections -> desktop PCs is flowcontrol. I have also noticed this configured on the trunk connections between the switches.
We are using 802.1q to trunk between the switches, we have a core stack made up of 4 x 3750e that has eight portchannels that connect to different switches in the business. There are other things on the switches that we want to get rid of such as MLS which we dont use for QOS. I have read a bit about flowcontrol and from what I understand it is not really necessary at this layer. Our network is not overly busy, devices connect auto 1000/Full Duplex and we dont have a mass of data passing over the network.
Do I really need this feature?