Best Solution for Cisco LAN
Posted on 2006-06-09
I currently have a mixture of 5 x 3com 24 port switches and 2 x cisco 2950 48 port switches and 1 x 24 port cisco switch.
The 3coms are alinked via i think a back bone cable, and then the ciscos are just linked via 1 port on the 3coms. The ciscos are then linked via a gigabit daisy chain.
I have been asked to put all servers on a gigabit switch and get rid of the 3coms.
My question is where it work just individually replacing the 3coms with cisco 2950's like for like or going for something like a cisco 6500 series catalyst?
Other considerations are implementing departmental VLANs. This concerns me as the cisco 2950 do not do layer 3 routing, so i would have to point everything our internal router. Will this cause performance issues as well.
We have about 250-270 devices on the network.