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Replace 3750x switches with equivalent fibre models

We are currently using cisco 3750x's as our edge switches in our network (mix of 24 and 48 port switches).

The office is being reconfigured and existing cabling is going to be replaced with fiber.

What Cisco switch would be suitable (similar to 3750x) for gigabit fiber connectivity to desks?

Thanks

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

The most dense 3750X which

The most dense 3750X which can support 1 Gbps fibre is WS-C3750X-24S.

 

I must admit, getting a stack of 3750X-24S, is a sure waste of money.  

 

You need to think about the overall costs.  In some cases, it's better (or cheaper) to go after a 4510R+E with Sup8E and WS-X4748-SFP and/or WS-X4724-SFP line cards.

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Most like your existing 3750X's would be, as noted by Leo, the 3750X-24S.  You can also, of course, stack them with your existing 3750X units.

 

Regarding whether, as Leo suggests, they are "a sure waste of money", well I guess much would also depend on your cabling plant.  If your existing edge 3750X are in closets, and there's just a couple per closet, and you're just replacing floor copper, they probably are the most cost effective option.

 

Unfortunately, they are getting dated, and I see Cisco has recently revised the product page to suggest considering the 3850 (or 3650) series, although those don't have an all fiber model.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Unfortunately, they are

Unfortunately, they are getting dated, and I see Cisco has recently revised the product page to suggest considering the 3850 (or 3650) series, although those don't have an all fiber model.

Joseph, 

 

Can you get your "cough syrup" and find out what's the status of the all-fibre model of the 3850?  Last I heard, 2013, the BU is waiting for the demands.  

Super Bronze

ROFL.

ROFL.

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