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New Accesslayer Switch 2960S vs 3560X

Hallo together,

so we plan to acquire new access layer switches for a medium sized LAN.

So there are three switch types we shortlisted.

1. WS-C3560X-48P-L

2. WS-C2960S-48LPD-L

3. WS-C2960S-48LPS-L

So could anybody tell me advantages / disadvantages of the 2960S against the 3560X and vice versa? Except some Layer 3 features and the Uplinkports of the Cat LPS, i can't see great distinctions.

Thanks for answer.

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Re: New Accesslayer Switch 2960S vs 3560X

You can stack up to four 2960S to form a single logical stack. You can't do this with a 3560X.

The backplane stack speed of the 2960S is 10Gbps, full duplex.

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Re: New Accesslayer Switch 2960S vs 3560X

Give the layer 3 features some additional thought. During the lifetime of these new switches do you plan on eliminating STP and extending your layer 3 infrastructure out to the access layer?



Re: New Accesslayer Switch 2960S vs 3560X

Hi there,

given that you already accounted for Layer 3 and that you are planning on LAN Base 3560X. lets say it gives you a total of 435W of POE power, while 2960S gives you 370W per chasis, in case u r planning for PoE. But its stackable unlike 3560's.

in 3560 you get a bit more flexiblity in QoS, but not that much though.

then I'd say, here come's the price!

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