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Core Switch advice


Hi everybody

I need some advice.

I have about 400+ devices on my network (let's say 1000 to provide for growth). They connect to different switches at different locations in the building which all connect to our current core switch (3com 4924).

I want to get rid of it and get a Cisco switch to replace it. What switch would be recomended to provide the connectivity I need and also to prioritize

traffic to certain servers that are connected directly into the core? The core switches on the Cisco site (6500 series) seems a bit over kill for my needs.

Any advice?

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Karsten Iwen
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For an advice you need to provide more information.

1) How many Switches do you want to connect to the core?

2) How many Servers do you want to connect to the core?

3) Do you need 10Gig-Interfaces for the Uplinks or the servers?

Well we have about 27 switches that connect to the core and 15 servers. Since there is less than 500 devices at the moment they are all in one subnet so no layer 3 is needed for routing at the moment.

We don't even need 10Gig interfaces. Only a select few actually need to run services off the servers.

Anything else needed?