I am extending an existing network to another space and want to use a Cisco 3560-8PC switch, this will give me plenty of future expansion. However, I will need PoE and I would like for the switch to be layer 2 capable, but I cannot find anything in the literature that positively says one way or other. The next switch up is the 3560-24 and it is way overkill. Do I need to buy specific variants or mods for the 3560-8PC to ensure it is PoE and layer 2 capable?
Also I want to interconnect the 3560-8PC with a 3750G using the SFP port. I searched for the 1000Base-SX SFP media converter and came up with more options than my brain can decypher. Is there a prefered and are there compatability issues between SFP manufacturers and the Cisco switches?