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Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

Hi,

I need to set up a Layer 3 switch for intervlan routing.

What are the entry level switches that will do this operation?

What components are required?

thx

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Re: Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

3560 or 3750 with IP Services IOS (formerly known as EMI)

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Re: Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

The entry level switch would be the Catalyst 3560 switch. There are several option of these switches you can choose (PoE, 10/100/1000) depending on what you need. See link below for mor einfo on this switch:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5528/index.html

New Member

Re: Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

thx guys

but what hardware components are required in addition to the switch?

Re: Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

You need a patch cable to connect the hosts to the switch. If you need security, you need a firewall. If you need internet connection, you need a router.

Cisco Employee

Re: Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

Hi Friend,

Switches are itself hardware components with IOS software loaded on the same. You just need to connect you machines to the switches in different vlans and configure the switch IOS for inter vlan routing and you are good to go.

HTH

Ankur

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New Member

Re: Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

thanks lad. I think i was configured with something else.

I guess I only need one of the switches specified with the appropriate ios.

I thought i needed a special type of hardware like a supervisor module or something that does the layer 3 routing. I guess not!

Cisco Employee

Re: Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

Hi Friend,

Yes you simple need 3560 switch with basic standard image to start with for inter vlan routing. This switch is a fix switch and not a modular switch but if it has advance image installed this switch is capable of all advance routing protocols also.

Sup modules and other modules are some advance modules which are installed on modular high end switches/chassis.

HTH

Ankur

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Cisco Employee

Re: Layer 3 Switch - Entry Level

Hi Friend,

The entry level switch will be 3560 and 3560E switches. They come with different port density.

Have a look at this link

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5528/index.html

HTH

Ankur

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