A core switch forms the aggregation point for all the traffic to/from the network & is the backbone of the network.This basic job of core switch is to switch packets/data as fast as possible & normally a good enough L3 switch is employed for this position as it will have high speed processing power, high memory and runs high end complex configuration to switch packets effectively with redundancy methods.
eg : 6000 ,4000 series for lan use.
for wan 7000 , 12000 series .
Access s.w on the other hand is for lowest tier, where the end users are hooked for their operation.It provides the end user access link towards the outer network core and not very sophisticated switches. these are basic devices with layer 2 functionality.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3. 16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are looking for early feedback from custome...