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prakavi
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Replacing cat 3750 switches with cat 2960 xr switches

Hi, 

 we have  two cat 6509  switches and   47   cat 3750   switches as access witches. we are spread over 14 floors. Some of the floors  require additional switches  due to port saturation . we are planning  to add additional switches  . Initial plan was to   add cat 3850 switches . But due to budgetary constraints ,   looking for   less expensive switches. So the natural  choice was  cisco  cat 2960 xr  which has layer 3 capability, since we need inter vlan routing . we may need additional 7 switches .  or the other option is to replace the whole  switches with  2960 xr . will there be any performance  degradation ? ours is a converged network .  Are this switches  compliant with  latest  cisco technologies ?

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Georg Pauwen
VIP Expert

Hello,

 

I don't know of course how tight your budget is, but instead of the 2960XR you might want to consider going the Catalyst 9200 path. Have a look at the article below. The 9200 is much more future proof...

 

https://www.solutel.com/why-migrate-to-cisco-catalyst-9200-series-switches/?lang=en

Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend


@prakavi wrote:

Are this switches  compliant with  latest  cisco technologies


And what "latest Cisco technologies" will the network require?  

mainly software defined networking .   similar features   of  9300 /9200 switches . not the over all stacked  output. 

Regards

 

Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend

If SDA then you need the Catalyst 9K,