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Catalyst 2960 uplink ports

Hi,

is there any difference between uplink ports (using 1Gbps SFP) and any another 10/100/1000 port on Catalyst 2960X ?  What I mean is: if uplink port has a 1Gbps SFP and considering that standard port are 10/100/1000, is there a reason, for example related to Catalyst internal hardware and bus architecture, that should make me connect a server to the uplink port instead to any another port ?

 

Thank you a lot,

enrico.

 

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No difference whatsoever.

No difference whatsoever.  All the ports all share one single ASIC.

Although you can purchase

Although you can purchase Copper SFP's, people generally use the SFP ports on a switch to connect fibre cables to which means they they get the full 12/24/48 ports for their hosts.

Using one or more of the standard ports for uplinks means there are less for hosts but if you have spare and don't want the cost of running fibre and purchasing additional SFP's then use the normal ports.

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

No difference whatsoever.

No difference whatsoever.  All the ports all share one single ASIC.

Although you can purchase

Although you can purchase Copper SFP's, people generally use the SFP ports on a switch to connect fibre cables to which means they they get the full 12/24/48 ports for their hosts.

Using one or more of the standard ports for uplinks means there are less for hosts but if you have spare and don't want the cost of running fibre and purchasing additional SFP's then use the normal ports.

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