Load balancing with Catalyst 3560E

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Oct 20th, 2009
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Does anyone know of any documentation for Load balancing on a catalyst 3560e switch with vlans.

**I have very limited skills when it comes to Cisco or any other networking devices.

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Jon Marshall Tue, 10/20/2009 - 08:29
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Load balancing in what sense as there are multiple types eg.

L2 etherchannel load balancing

L3 GLBP load balancing

If you are referring to traditional load balancing in terms of server farms such as web servers and load balancing between the servers then no a 3560 cannot do this. You would need either a dedicated load balancer or there are load balancing modules that you can use in a 6500 chassis.


leeyacobi Tue, 10/20/2009 - 08:53
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Hi Jon,

Thanks for the reply. I only need for redundancy and I've read that Flexlink supports this.

As mentioned I have limited knowledge when its comes to networking.



jbrenesj Tue, 10/20/2009 - 08:59
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Using Spanning-Tree for VLAN redundancy purposes might help as well.

Configuring VLAN Load Balancing on Catalyst Switches Running Integrated IOS


Configuring Optional Spanning-Tree Features



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