catalyst 4510's

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Jan 22nd, 2009
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Has anyone used a 4510 as an access switch, i have inherited a system doing just that, and to be honest the cabling is a logistical nightmare. I've got two supervisors, one 48 port SFP card, and seven 48 port RJ45 cards. This is causing a huge headache just because of the quantity of cabling in the rack. Anyone else using a 4510 for this type of role?

Correct Answer by Mark Yeates about 8 years 6 months ago

I too have used a 4510 as an access switch loaded down with 48 port blades. It is a challenge to manage that many cables. If done right the first time and properly maintain the cables you will be fine.


Mark

Correct Answer by Jon Marshall about 8 years 6 months ago

Joe


As Victor quite rightly says this is quite common. In the last place i worked we deployed 4510R's into the access-layer for a VOIP deployment. I don't recall any major issues with the cabling - yes there is a lot of it but with structured cabling it is easily managebale.


Jon

Correct Answer by lamav about 8 years 6 months ago

Joe:


There are probably a million networks out there using a 4510 for this role. So what is it you need help with?


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lamav Thu, 01/22/2009 - 10:03
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There are probably a million networks out there using a 4510 for this role. So what is it you need help with?


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As Victor quite rightly says this is quite common. In the last place i worked we deployed 4510R's into the access-layer for a VOIP deployment. I don't recall any major issues with the cabling - yes there is a lot of it but with structured cabling it is easily managebale.


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Mark Yeates Thu, 01/22/2009 - 10:22
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I too have used a 4510 as an access switch loaded down with 48 port blades. It is a challenge to manage that many cables. If done right the first time and properly maintain the cables you will be fine.


Mark

joereid44 Fri, 01/23/2009 - 01:29
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Thanks guys. I was looking to see if there were alternatives that could be employed, but it sounds like this is the best solution (as long as it is intially implemented correctly)and I can keep the cabling uder control.

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