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Switch 2960-24PC-L performance (switch capacity) 32Gbps?

Hi there,

Cisco say that 2960-24PC-L switch has performance 32Gbps, can anybody explain me in detail formula for calculation of 32Gbps?

We know that, this switch has only 24 port 10/100Mbps and 2 ports 1Gbps = 24*100*2(ful duplex)+ 2*1000*2(full duplex) = 8800Mbps or 8.8Gbps.

How is calculated 32Gbps?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Switch 2960-24PC-L performance (switch capacity) 32Gbps?


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Fabric bandwidth capacity is independent of port bandwidths, i.e. knowing the one doesn't imply the other.

Cisco quotes fabric bandwidths as duplex bandwidth, so 32 Gbps is duplex (i.e. the same as16 gig ports, in duplex mode).

If you're wondering why the fabric offers more bandwidth than your particular model needs, it's likely just a "component" that they use across multiple models in the same series.  Some models may have more fabric bandwidth than all the ports might demand, conversely some models might be constrained by the fabric bandwidth.