Re: Pro and Cons of adding more Ethernet ports to router or usin
You really will need to buy a switch. You would need to buy a pile of ethernet modules and build a hierarchy of routers to get them all interconnected. With a switch, you can affordably and easily connect all the routers and still even have room for expansion with the right model. If you put in a layer 2 switch with vlan support, you could also enhance your environment by vlanning off many devices and using your routers to route between the vlans.
Your switch choices are obviously 8 port, 16 port, 24 port, or 48 port. I would recommend a 24 port switch, which will allow you to add servers or further network devices to your lab at a later date.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3.
16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted
towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are
looking for early feedback from customers befor...
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