I have been working with Cisco for awhile. However, I still have difficulty deciding which switch to purchase for which situation. For example, when should I purchase a 4500? Will a 3550 do just fine? Should I be buying a 6500? Where are there resources that can more specifically help me with my decision making process? Does Cisco have any document anywhere specifically spelling out for which circumstance I should purchase which switch?
It all depends on your network topology and port density. If you only need 24-48 ports, all 100base or 10base then a fixed port switch is probably your best and cheapest option. If you are looking to expand in the near future and need a good quantity of mixed ports, ie, gigabit copper, 100base, 10base, gigabit fiber, 100 fiber, then a modular switch is worth the cost. Also where you are putting this switch in your topology matters. Whether it is a user switch or core switch. Other questions you need to ask yourself is will it be just a Layer 2 switch or do you need Layer 3 routing? Will it need VLANS ? PVLANS? Do you need redundancy. (redundant supervisors in modular switches)
Hi everyone, I would like to thank you in advance for any help you can provide a newcomer like myself!
Im studying the 100-105 book by Odom and am currently on the topic of Port security. I purchased a used 2960 and I'm trying to follow a...
While deploying a number of 18xx/2802/3802 model access points (APs), which run AP-COS as their operating platform. It can be observed on some occasions that while many of their access points were able to join the fabric WLC withou...
I am going to design and build an LAN network under a tunnel underground with long distance between the switches.
I will have 2 Catalyst switches and 8 Industrial IE3000, and they will be connected with fiber.
For now I am planning on use Layer-2 s...