We will be doing MPLS to reach our datacenter but we can leave that for the MDF closet, in which I was thinking of the Nexus 5548's because we have a small dev server farm too. What are your thoughts? One other question. My boss told me he wants to have Apple TV's all over the place to facilitate IPADS. From what I read on these forums, we need multicast support. Is that a true statement? Do you have a ball park figure of what multicast costs for Nexus gear ( if thats what we decide for core) ?
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Hello All, My management has tasked me to give them a high level overview of the different switching we can choose for our new building. This is what I know so far. 4 Closets, each closet has 450 ports One MDF room that is will contain one UCS Chassis and a Nimble iSCSI SAN. I am working on the spreadsheet and it looks like this (Not totally filled): 2960s 3560x 3750x 4506 4510 Approx cost (Each, 48PORT, POE+, 10G uplink, Dual PS, IP BASE) 6K 7K 8K 45K 75K Max Capacity 192 432 432 192 384 Backplane speed 20 64 64 520 520 Pro Least Expensive Stackable to 9 Stackable to 9 Pro Dual PS Dual PS Dual PS Dual PS Dual PS Pro Layer 3 opt Layer 3 opt Dual Sups Dual Sups Con Expensive Expensive Con No Dual PS Con Layer 2 Only Cannot stack more than 4 For the MDF I would like to use 2 Nexus 5548's with FEX's, and the layer 3 daughter board. For the IDF's I was thinking of two 4010's. Please help me articulate what would be the best approach for my new building. Thanks in advance.
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