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Switch Recommendation

Can anybody help me purchasing a Switch for the below network?

Total Branches: 10 + 1 Head office

Will be connected through 1 Leased Line in Head Office and 8 ADSLs and 2 Dial-ups in branches.

Application:

1. MS-Great Plains (30 Concurrent Users Distributed in 1 Head office and 10 Remote Branches)

2. 12 Concurrent MS-GP Users in Head Office + 30 exchange e-mail users with little browsing requirement.

3. Some traveling users will connect to the Application Server from outside the country using web interface.

Servers:

HP DL380G5 4G Performance EU Svr (Qty 3)

dc7600 convMT P4-660 (3.6 GHz)

Thankx!

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Re: Switch Recommendation

Designing networks is to some extent a rather personal matter. Based on your requirements, I would consider the 2960 series adequate but if you want to use a more powerful switch, the 3560 comes in the picture as well. So, if you want to spend the money, who am I to stop you?

Both switches allow you to regulate user bandwidth to a certain extent but id you don't absolutely need it, don't use it. Your network will perform better without!

Regards,

Leo

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Re: Switch Recommendation

Finding a suitable LAN switch for this setting is probably the easy part. In the main office you will need over 24 ports so a 48-port switch is advisable. Your best choice is probably the 2960-48TT-L. Please check the URL below for the 2960 series:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6406/index.html

You may also need advice on the choice of your router(s)? Please post in the reply if this is indeed the case.

Regards,

Leo

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Re: Switch Recommendation

thanks for your reply. somebody recommended catalyst 3560 48 10/100/1000T + 4 SFP Std Image. Is it a good one and can i distribute bandwidth on per user basis if i use this switch?

Thankx!

Re: Switch Recommendation

Designing networks is to some extent a rather personal matter. Based on your requirements, I would consider the 2960 series adequate but if you want to use a more powerful switch, the 3560 comes in the picture as well. So, if you want to spend the money, who am I to stop you?

Both switches allow you to regulate user bandwidth to a certain extent but id you don't absolutely need it, don't use it. Your network will perform better without!

Regards,

Leo

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Re: Switch Recommendation

Everybody needs to save money. I will go for 2960.

Thanks a lot.

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