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LAN bandwith from access switches to Core

I am evalulating a hospital LAN which has 3 access switches (144 ports) connected to each other with

fiber and then collapse on a single fiber run back to the core. I have calculated a 14 to 1 bandwith ratio.

14Gb access ports to 1 Gb fiber uplink port. What is acceptable? The users are traveling back to the core for all

applications and (there are anywhere from 3 to 5 wireless AP's connected to the access switches). There are 20 closets like the one described above which connect to an Extreme Alpine 3808.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Steve

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Re: LAN bandwith from access switches to Core

The best thing to do is to monitor the traffic. Just because there are gig links doesn't mean the end users are going to use the full amount 24/7. With proper traffic handling (QoS), there should not be an issue.

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Re: LAN bandwith from access switches to Core

Another good thing to do is get rid of the Extreme switches :) The MTBF is terrible

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