Are Cisco Catalyst 5000 / 5500 series chassis still viable?
Posted on 2006-05-26
I recently aquired 4 new in box, cisco 5000 series chassis (2x 5000's and 2x 5509's). They are loaded with WS-5225R's, Dual Sup III WS-5530's, RSM's, etc...
I'm thinking about putting them into my production enviornment? I can put smartnet on them, however I was going to use one of each in production and use the second one of each as spares? I have put dozens of these chassis in service over the last 6 years and had great success with them. I'm looking for other's opinions as to how viable these units are still and how many companys still depend on these pieces of hardware?
Would you recommend other professional's deploy these chassis in their production enviornmenet's?