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2960 stackable switches instead of one 4500 series?

Hello everyone,

I have a design for my infrastructure and i'm thinking to choose 4 or 5, or more, 2960 series  in a stack mode instead of one 4500 series?

Please can someone tell me what design is better and why?

Thank you for your advise.

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New Member

Re: 2960 stackable switches instead of one 4500 series?

Dear

    If you r using 2960 in stack mode , then you have available bandwith in stack port is 16gbps(switch to switch bandwidth), its better if you are using 4500 only for more bandwidth.

but if you need hardware redundancy then you can use 2960 in stack mode.

  Thanks.

Debabrata Das

New Member

Re: 2960 stackable switches instead of one 4500 series?

Hi Dear,

thank for your quick repply.

You are right concerning the redundancing in hardware with stack mode and the througput in stack port.

But is it any other fact to take in consideration? when choosing one of both design?

Tks

New Member

Re: 2960 stackable switches instead of one 4500 series?

Dear .

  I think its better if you are using 2960 because 16gbps is not matter of jockes, and also u have a another facilities to using hardware redundancy.

so my suggestion is to use 2960...

Thanks

Debabrata Das

New Member

Re: 2960 stackable switches instead of one 4500 series?

Thanks Dear,

On that point your are right. but if my throughput needed between switches are more or around 16 Gbps?

Please how can i check the live throughput on the switch?

With #show interfaces

and looking on:

5 minute input rate 97000 bits/sec, 9 packets/sec

5 minute output rate 50000 bits/sec, 61 packets/sec

Tks

New Member

Re: 2960 stackable switches instead of one 4500 series?

Dear,

Also, what about the backplane or control plane in the two design?

Tks

Super Bronze

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