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6509 Switch Choices

We are building a new IP phone system and network backbone. We are putting in the Cadalyst 6509 Switch. It had been suggested to us to put in the Catalyst 6000 16-port 1000TX GE Mod., RJ-45 to hook up to our servers, and the Catalyst 6000 8-port GE, Enhanced QoS - to hook up to a pair of Cadalyst 3524 Switches. Is this recommended, or should we be putting in the 48 port blades with in-line power directly into the switch and call it a day?

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Re: 6509 Switch Choices

It depends on how you want your network to be designed. You'll need the XL switches as closet switches if you want a Core/Access layer model, and also to scale for future expansions. If this is not an issue for you, you can use the inline powered cards on the 6500 and connect IP phones to it

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