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What switch do i need?

Hi All,

I am not familar with the range of products from cisco in regards to content swtiching so i thought i would ask here :)

What we are going to have:

6 http/https/imap+ssl servers

3 incoming smtp servers

1 big ass RAID or SAN

all beefy machines, we are probably look at providing 35,000 webbased/imap email accounts where say 15,000 people could be logged in at any one time.

would a CSS 11500 be overkill for this?

cheers

dave

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Bronze

Re: What switch do i need?

Cisco Content Switching Products include:

Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switches

Cisco CSS 11000 Series Content Services Switches

Cisco LocalDirector 400 Series

Cisco Catalyst. 6500 Series Content Switching Module

It is recommended to CSS 11500 for Small/Medium networks and

CSM over 6500 for large networks.

Am not sure about the no. of connections it can support though.

Bronze

Re: What switch do i need?

Dave,

I would have to say that the 11500 is not overkill for this (simply because I support them everyday). It probably comes down to flows/sec and hopw much traffic the CSS will see. Quite honestly I think the CSS11500 is a good choice, either the 503 or 506

Regards

Pete Knoops

Cisco Systems

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Re: What switch do i need?

Pete,

thanks for your info, well i cant really tell you how many flows and that sort of thing we are talking about... Since you are from cisco, do cisco do a deal where if we buy the 11500 and its overloaded can we "upgrade" to the csm and just pay the difference?

cheers

dave

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