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SFP Slots on Catalyst 3560 series switches

I have 4 3560 switches all connected to each other via SFP fiber channels. The plug and play works and I get a connection, however these aren't my switches, as in I didn't buy them the person before me did. I have no idea if you can configure them to work better with the SFP slots or if there are performance gains I can get with the entire system.

Any tips or tricks would be appreciated.

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Re: SFP Slots on Catalyst 3560 series switches

No probs. Let us know if you need any help in future and you can post your query anytime here.

-amit singh

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Re: SFP Slots on Catalyst 3560 series switches

As you have 4 switches, they must be connected in a star topology or in a cascaded fashion, which is an optimal design/configuration. All your connects will be working on 1000/full duplex which is the maximum speed. This should be the optimal configuration to get the max performance gain for this system.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat3560/12235se/gsg/3560gsg4.htm#wp68226

You can configure all these switches to be a part of cluster so that all of them can be managed by a single IP address. Please find the link below for more info on the same and how to connect and configure the switches.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat3560/12235se/scg1/swclus.htm

HTH,Please rate if it does.

-amit singh

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Re: SFP Slots on Catalyst 3560 series switches

I have them all connected to the main 48port gigabit switch.. which holds all the servers and AP's.

I was thinking about clustering.. hopefully I'll be able to obtain the lease rights for two of the switches we don't own them at this time.

Cisco Employee

Re: SFP Slots on Catalyst 3560 series switches

No probs. Let us know if you need any help in future and you can post your query anytime here.

-amit singh

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