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Want switch for 10 GBPS network within datacenter

Hi All,

I am bit confuse so I am writing this to have some idea.I have a around 16 Production servers at third party data center.Right now servers are connected to Cisco SG 200-50 switch and it gives me 1 GBPS network in all servers.LAN port comming from Firewall/Router is also supporting 1 GBPS network.

I want my all servers within that netwok/datacenter to work on 10 GBPS network for that I am ordering new Broadcom 10GBaseT Network Adapters for servers but what about switch.Will existing switch supports 10 GBPS Ethernet traffic or I have to buy new switch.?

Which switch will be more suitable for this type of scenario ? I am not expert on networking/cisco so I dont want switch that involves more networking knowledge.I just want a switch in which I can just plug all my ethernet cables coming from server and that will give me 10 GBPS netwok.

Can anyone guide me please....Thanks in Advance. 

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Hi,As per my post, here is

Hi,

As per my post, here is the Cisco part number I recommend: SG500XG-8F8T

You will need two of these switches for 16 servers and possibly some SFP modules to interconnect the two switches.

Jordan

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HelloThe switch you have

Hello

The switch you have today (SG200-50) is a Cisco small business 1gbps switch. If you want to go to 10gbps and want affordable, then I recommend the Cisco small business SG500XG-8F8T switch. You will likely need 2x these switches to connect your 16 servers. I would recommend some 10gbps fibre modules and some patch cords to go with.

Here is the datasheet:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/small-business-500-series-stackable-managed-switches/c78-695646_data_sheet.html

If the above does not work for you then you will need to go with a Cisco Catalyst 10-Gig switch. The cost will be more, however.

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Copper 10g requires Cat6a or better for 100m - i.e. your existing copper Ethernet might not be suitable for 10g.  However, if Cat6, it may support 10g up to about 55m.

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Joseph,We already have cat6a

Joseph,

We already have cat6a cables and I need to use this in only one rack.So I guess distance is not a problem  for me.

 

jeliasoncisco ,

Thanks for the guidance.If you can suggest any other 10G switch if SG200-50 will not work.

 

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Hi,As per my post, here is

Hi,

As per my post, here is the Cisco part number I recommend: SG500XG-8F8T

You will need two of these switches for 16 servers and possibly some SFP modules to interconnect the two switches.

Jordan

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