4570 Switch

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Jan 18th, 2010
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Hi everyone,


New to the 4507, can it be used as the core inter vlan router for my network.  We are in a collapsed core design with a single 4507 and 10 3560's.


Does this device have a seperate routing processing (msfc) like the sup 720?


Thanks

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Jon Marshall Mon, 01/18/2010 - 04:40
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sopiaz577 wrote:


Hi everyone,


New to the 4507, can it be used as the core inter vlan router for my network.  We are in a collapsed core design with a single 4507 and 10 3560's.


Does this device have a seperate routing processing (msfc) like the sup 720?


Thanks


Mike


Yes it can be used as the core switch for inter-vlan routing and in fact often is. You have redundant power supplies, redundant supervisors if you want this + the choice of fibre or copper blades for connectivity.


The major factor in deciding whether it will work for you is throughput. The 4500-E cards and chassis give more throughput per module but if you have high throughput requirements that is where the 6500 becomes the choice. However with 10 3560 switches i think you will be fine with the 4500.


Jon

glen.grant Mon, 01/18/2010 - 04:46
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  If you are going to use it as a core may sure it has the ipservices image and not the ipbase image .   Ipservices gives you all the major routing protocols where ipbase gives you RIP (don't know if anyone uses that anymore) static and I think eigrp stub routing.

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