We have two buildings which are connected by OFC. I have a Cisco 3560 switch where all my vlan configuration is done. I need all vlan's to be available in our second building also. But I think we need a Giga port to communicate between the ofc-ethernet converters in the two buildings.
Is there a converter to convert an ethernet port in cisco 3560 to Gigabit port so that I can make this port trunk and get all vlan info in the second building?
Appreciate any response.
Thanks in advance.
Ribin Jones S.B
You can use the copper SFP + media converter or the F.O SFP without media converter. I.E.:
3560 - SFP (1000BASE-T) ---------- Media converter ------ F.O.------ Media converter ------- Cisco 500
3560 - SFP (1000BASE-LX or SX) ---------- F.O. ------------ Media converter ------- Cisco 500
If you choose the second option, the protocol used by the SFP (1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX…) must match with the one used by the media converter in the other end.
You won’t have any problems with VLANs regardless the SFP you choose.