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3560x or 4500E Switch

Hello,

i am looking for switching solution for FTTB project. But if i compare 48port solution with 3560x performacne and 4500E with SUP6L-E supervisor and X4648 gig line card, it looks be better to use 3560x solusion, or i am not right?

 

What do you think about this.

We will integrate around 500 Mb/s multicast stream on uplink  ports and provide internet connections aboud 50-300 Mb/s / building (1 building is 1 port on central switch). We have now 41 buldings

Only way, why i am thinking about 4500e solution is modularity and 10Gig L3 interfaces for future usage. And o course posibility to add another 48port line card.

What do you thing?  4500e with SUP6 ur 3560x or 3750x becous stackable?

 

Than you

BR

Dave

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Why would anyone want to

Why would anyone want to compare a 3560X/3750X to a Sup6E.  

 

You would want to compare 3650X/3750X with Sup7E. 

 

Besides, you're not being fair.  How many slots of is your 4500R+E?  Aside from performance compare the cost.  

 

We went through the same exercise.  We found it was cheaper to get a 4510R+E with Sup7E in a bundle (including a PS and some line cards) than stacking four (or more) 3750X.

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Why would anyone want to

Why would anyone want to compare a 3560X/3750X to a Sup6E.  

 

You would want to compare 3650X/3750X with Sup7E. 

 

Besides, you're not being fair.  How many slots of is your 4500R+E?  Aside from performance compare the cost.  

 

We went through the same exercise.  We found it was cheaper to get a 4510R+E with Sup7E in a bundle (including a PS and some line cards) than stacking four (or more) 3750X.

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Hi,I am thinking about 4506E

Hi,

I am thinking about 4506E chasis. But i dont know if the SUP6 or SUP7 sup have L3 image by default or it is needed to buy separatly.

Thanx

 

BR

David

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The 4500, I believe, has two license levels.  The 3560X/3750X have 3 license levels.

When you're comparing performance, the 3xxxX series often has a problem of insufficient interface buffering, although this can sometimes be mitigated with configuration tuning.

Also the 4500 chassis has a fabric between line cards, while the 3750X series has a ring between stack members.  Depending on your sup and line cards, the 4500E fabric can offer more and lower latency bandwidth.

So, for performance, the "right" 4500 would be a better choice.  However, that's versus a 3750X stack, if you stack the newer 3650s or 3850s, their rings offer more bandwidth than a 3750X ring, and may surpass the 4500E, but interface buffering might still be an issue.

BTW, Leo is correct,  a large enough 4500 chassis is less expensive than a 3750X stack although the breakeven point depends on software licensing and whether the 4500 is a redundant chassis with 2nd sup.

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