I'm planning a budget for next year and trying to figure out how much to bill this department as they want to loan some of our switchports. I would like to know if anyone use a formula/method or what to consider when calculate switchport costs..
I google online and found this formula
Total Cost for each switchport =
(blades required / usable slots) * chassis cost) + (blades required * cost per blade)
- blades required = # of ports / ports per blade
- usable slots = total number of usable slots after sup's, SFM's, etc
- chassis cost = total cost of unpopulated, yet usable chassis, ie: supervisor modules, power supplies, fan trays, chassis, etc.)
Any input will be greatly appreciated.