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uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

Hi,

I am planning to use Fiber to Ethernet converters for all 25 uplinks and will connect to WS-C3750X-48PF-S.

I had  WS-C3750X-24S-E in mind but needed copper connections as well to connect the routers and a few other systems.

Is it a good idea to use these converters for all the uplinks or should I consider WS-C4506-E?

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uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

You may want to look at the 4500-X too. They work great as a distribution switch. Personally I would stay away from media convertors. It's just one more thing to fail and the majority of them have little visibility when something does go wrong. However if you do decide to go with them I would look at Transition Networks.

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uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

Why don't you use a WS-C3750X-24S?

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uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

Thanks Leo for the reply.

I have 25 fiber uplinks and a few copper connections from this switch.

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uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

I have 25 fiber uplinks and a few copper connections from this switch.

If you are currently using the WS-C3750X-24PF, then you can get a WS-C3750X-24S and stack it.  Terminate 24 ports of fibre into the 24S and get the extra expansion module to terminate the last fibre link.

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uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

Thanks Leo for the stacking idea. This is a new site and I am planning this as a core switch.

uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

You may want to look at the 4500-X too. They work great as a distribution switch. Personally I would stay away from media convertors. It's just one more thing to fail and the majority of them have little visibility when something does go wrong. However if you do decide to go with them I would look at Transition Networks.

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uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

Goog advice Colin - the 4500X is a very nice core/distribution switch for a medium size building. We've put them in as VSS pairs in several sites and they're well-suited for the task.

I also agree that media converters should be avoided where possible.

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uplinks - Fiber to Ethernet converters

Thanks Collin. I was exactly looking for the reliability part of converter.

Your answer helps me.

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