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Catalyst 3560 - performance issue


could someone provide me with info or link to document about maximum performance rate for routing of WS-C3560-24TS (24 10/100 + 2 Giga SFP) switch with configured desktop routing sdm template. Switch should serve as L2 for traffic coming from some interfaces, and as L3 for traffic coming from some other interfaces. In general, I am interested about info about performance comparison when different sdm templates/scenarios are deployed.

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Re: Catalyst 3560 - performance issue

? 32 Gbps forwarding bandwidth

? Forwarding rate based on 64-byte packets: 38.7 Mpps (Cisco Catalyst 3560G-48TS and Catalyst 3560G-48PS, and Cisco Catalyst 3560G-24TS and Catalyst 3560G-24PS); 13.1 Mpps (Cisco Catalyst 3560-48TS and Catalyst 3560-48PS); and 6.5 Mpps (Cisco Catalyst 3560-24TS and Catalyst 3560-24PS)

? 128 MB DRAM

? 32 MB Flash memory (Cisco Catalyst 3560G-24TS, Catalyst 3560G-24PS, Cisco Catalyst 3560G-48TS, Catalyst 3560G-48PS, Catalyst 3560-24TS, and Catalyst 3560-48TS); and 16-MB Flash memory (Cisco Catalyst 3560-48PS and Catalyst 3560-24PS)

? Configurable up to 12,000 MAC addresses

? Configurable up to 11,000 unicast routes

? Configurable up to 1000 IGMP groups and multicast routes

? Configurable maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 9000 bytes, with a maximum Ethernet frame size of 9018 bytes (Jumbo frames), for bridging on Gigabit Ethernet ports, and up to 1546 bytes for bridging of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) tagged frames on 10/100 ports

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Re: Catalyst 3560 - performance issue


I already saw given specifications. I would like to know how does this numbers relate to situation when this switch acts also as L3 device (in parallel to L2 switching).

I have a situation that around 100Mbps of traffic is expected to come via 2Gig port-channel trunk, then L2 switched to a few FastEth interfaces. After that, this traffic is coming back on some other fasteth interfaces into switch, and is L3 routed towards mentioned 2Gig port-channel via different Vlan.

So, when using desktop routing sdm template, I am interested whether I could experience some performance problems or not.



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