Good afternoon, I work for a company and we have a few Cisco WS-2950G-48-EI switches integrated into our network. They are mainly used for monitoring servers/equipment/etc and also run a few things on our internal office network. I am trying to find an equivalent replacement with the following specs. 48 10/100/1000 G ports, at least 2 GBIC ports. The biggest issue I am having is finding anything with GBICs. Everything I come across now is SFP. I was hoping someone could help steer me in the right direction. Thank you.
I think everything with GBICs has been end of life/end of sale for quite a few years now. Which means you are probably looking at second hand equipment for which you cannot even get a support contract. Why do you need the GBIC support ?
1. If you want to replace the 2950 then go with Catalyst 1000. (Note: Don't be tempted to go LAN Lite.) This model should be a lot cheaper than the Catalyst 9K.
2. In regards to GBIC, there are a lot of places where one can buy cheap/used Cisco-branded GLC-SX-MMD.
3. In regards to the SC patch cables, just replace them with LC-terminated fibre optic cables. Make sure to check what is the density of the current fibre optic run: OM1, OM2, OM3 or OM4.