Is the Cisco SRW2008 compatible with Catalyst 3560 channel groups?

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Feb 18th, 2010

We have a number of Catalsyt 3560 switches, 48 and 24 port. I want to run fibre from one of them to a building where I'd like to use a small little switch with two GBIC ports and 8 - 12 ports, (I actually only need about 5). I want to have that switch support channel groups, which we use throughout the property. I know that the SRW2008 supports port aggregation through LACP, but I believe that's only for its 8 Gigabit ports and not the mini-GBICs. So far I've seen no mention of channel groups, for it.

I called the Small Business group and it was by far the worst Cisco call I've ever been a part of. I lost count of the 'I don't knows' and the most annoying part was the implicit number of 'I don't care to know', that went along with them.

Does anyone here have any insight or a suggestion for an alternative unit?



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glen.grant Thu, 02/18/2010 - 19:20

  Go into the config , its either going to let you do it or it won't be an option for those 2 ports .

Reza Sharifi Thu, 02/18/2010 - 19:26


Do you really need to have etherchannel for 5 users? if you don't then I recommend an 8 port 3560 that comes with 8 10/100 copper and one fiber SFP uplink (WS-C3560-8PC-S) or a 3560 with 12 copper 10/100 and 1 fiber SFP uplink (WS-C3560-12PC-S)

here is the data sheet:




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