Good day one and all;
i'm trying to get some information about a particular model of switch. our company is in the processof implementing a fiber network, how ever the networking equipment that will be used must meet the IEEE1613 standard, from what i've been seeing so far the only model that does it the IE-3000 series. however i have a problem, the models that are avaiable only support 2 10/100/1000 uplink ports. there is an avaialble fiber module which offers 8 additional FX ports but those are 100MB only. i currently have 3 loactions that will require more than 2 uplink ports which mean i either need to cut down the speed of half of my network, or buy 2 s witches for those locations. if i go with the 2 switch option, my next question is can the CAB-SFP-50CM= cable work with these switches? or will i need to uplink the 2 switches via eterhnet. does anyone know if cisco has any plans to upgrade in the near future to provide 4 Uplink ports on these switches?