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2948g upgrade

I'm looking to upgrade our access switches in our DC. Currently we are using 2948G's gig uplinked to our 6509s for customer access. Since these switches are going or are EOL, I'm looking at what switches I should be stepping up to. Any input on what model would be the logical upgrade?

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Purple

Re: 2948g upgrade

While they are EOL they do not go out of support until November of 2009 . They are good switches , just upgrade the code to a most recent code. If you really want to replace them then probably something like a 4948 would be an equivalent except this is a layer 3 switch. The only layer 2 switches they make anymore is the 2960 series....

Cisco Employee

Re: 2948g upgrade

Richard,

Please refer the below URL for information on End of Sale of 2948G Switches and also the replacement product.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/products/hw/switches/ps663/prod_eol_notice09186a00802255f2.html

You can find information on 2960 Switches from the below URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6406/index.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6406/products_data_sheet0900aecd80322c0c.html

You can find information on 3560 Switches from the below URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5528/products_data_sheet09186a00801f3d7d.html

And refer the below URL for an idea of Switches for Small, Midsized and Large Businesses

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

I hope it helps.

Regards,

Arul

Community Member

Re: 2948g upgrade

If you don?t require Layer 3 functionality the 2960 range are sufficient. There is a big cost difference between the 2960 range an the Layer 3 3560 range.

Community Member

Re: 2948g upgrade

Thanks.

I am looking at these switches all they all seem to have SFP uplinks. All uplinks currently are on GBICS. More than likely, I would need to pick up a SFP module for my 6500s as well... which require 720 sups (I have sup2s).

Are the 2960s able to use gbic modules?

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