Recommendation for New Cisco Switch

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Sep 22nd, 2013
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Hi All,

Right now I'm using 2 cisco switches (redundant). The model for those switches is Catalyst SW-2960G-24TCL.

I'm planning to add more servers to the current network but all the ports in the two switches are occupied.

Could you please recommend a new switch with 16 ports which has similar features to the above switches, and what you think the best design will be?


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Reza Sharifi Sun, 09/22/2013 - 08:10
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The smalls switches are mostly 24 port or 48 ports.  There is 3560 8 ports but may not be good enough for servers.  So,  just get another SW-2960G-24TCL 24 port switch. This way, you are using the same IOS for all switches which makes life easier.


Leo Laohoo Sun, 09/22/2013 - 14:55
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Before doing anything, check your interface counters and make sure you don't have anything under "Total output drops".

If this counter increments periodically, then there's a significant chance your switch's buffer is unable to cope at the continuous traffic (inbound and outbound) from your servers.


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