Hi. I just wish to ask how would i know the backplane capacity that would be required for certain network setups? Is there a guide as to the backplane capacity necessary for a number of processes/connections?
Thanks in advance.
This does depend on what you mean by backplane because often backplane and switch fabric are used interchangeably whereas they are not necessarily the same thing.
Switch fabric tends to be the throughput in Gbps of the internal switch fabric.
Backplane is usually referring to the part that interconnects all the relevant parts eg. memory/CPU etc..
To answer your question Cisco produce data sheets for all their equipment and you would use these to determine which hardware you would need to meet your requirements. The data sheets can be found under "Products & Services" -> -> .