so we plan to acquire new access layer switches for a medium sized LAN.
So there are three switch types we shortlisted.
So could anybody tell me advantages / disadvantages of the 2960S against the 3560X and vice versa? Except some Layer 3 features and the Uplinkports of the Cat LPS, i can't see great distinctions.
Thanks for answer.
You can stack up to four 2960S to form a single logical stack. You can't do this with a 3560X.
The backplane stack speed of the 2960S is 10Gbps, full duplex.
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Give the layer 3 features some additional thought. During the lifetime of these new switches do you plan on eliminating STP and extending your layer 3 infrastructure out to the access layer?
given that you already accounted for Layer 3 and that you are planning on LAN Base 3560X. lets say it gives you a total of 435W of POE power, while 2960S gives you 370W per chasis, in case u r planning for PoE. But its stackable unlike 3560's.
in 3560 you get a bit more flexiblity in QoS, but not that much though.
then I'd say, here come's the price!
Hope it Helps,