I am fairly new to the Cisco world and would like your views about capacity planning of our network especially a part that need my attention.
Currently we have a core network with a Catalyst 6509 switch with links to multiple buildings. For each of these buildings, there is a catalyst 2960/2960G which is the head switch for the entire building. This switch is linked to several 2950/2960 Switches for the distribution in the building. For a building there is ~800 administrative workers.
Vlan routing is done at the 6509 level, and we currently do not need multi layer switching at the head of the building, but I would to know if the 2960G is undersized for this type of capacity and for future uses (especially future voip uses). Should we go for catalyst 35xx with a lan base licence for our needs ?
You could use 3750G-12S switch with 12 SFP ports at the head-end (as long as you have only 12 switches to connect). If you are thinking of distributed routing, this would be a better choise as it has better support for routing (with respect to lower end switches).Here is a good document you could use for comparison of features:
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