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Maximum number of CAT3560's that can be connected

What is the maximum number of Cat 3560 switches that can be connected together. Using all Fiber ports the max number would be 5, does this series of switch have a design limitation on how many can be connected together?

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Re: Maximum number of CAT3560's that can be connected

you could theoretically connect a switch to every port of the 3560.

this may not be best design for STP and broadcast domain purposes but would be possible. (depending on what you're trying to accomplish)

do you mean how many max daisy-chained one after the other??

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Re: Maximum number of CAT3560's that can be connected

Yes, how many you can daisy chain before you really start noticing an affect in performance?

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Re: Maximum number of CAT3560's that can be connected

Once you get past the standard Spanning Tree diameter of 7, you start experiencing problems if you do not tune the STP timers. Even then, you'll experience a longer convergence time.

HTH,

Bobby

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