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How can we increase the performance of the switching network?

I am using 4506e. how can i increase the performance and throughput of our network?

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Its all depends on how you

Its all depends on how you are using the setup.

What kind of cards you are using. Anyways below are few tings which you need to keep into consideration for health box and good performance.

1- STP

2- CPU

3- configuration(QOS/ACl)

4- interfaces(1/10 gigs)

5- Latest IOS on the box.



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Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information insharie.


Mukesh Kumar
Network Engineer
​Spooster IT Services

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Well, by having hardware that supports wire-speed/line-rate for your traffic and hardware that minimizes processing latency.  Basically, for performance, your goal would be to provide performance similar to having the "fastest" direct connection between the source and destination.

In practice, the former can very, very expensive to achieve for all possible maximum work loads but not too bad if for "expected" work loads.

How this applies to your 4506E would depend on matching hardware with your needs.  For instance, different supervisors offer different performance levels, as do different line cards (with the same "ports").

For example, if using a classic supervisor and classic line cards, you have up to 6 Gbps per slot.  You can probably share that with many more "typical" users than you could with "busy" servers and/or downstream network devices.

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Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information Joseph Doherty.


Mukesh Kumar
Network Engineer
Spooster IT Services