Which Cisco SFP - Fibre connections


I am looking to run fiber between wiring closets on each floor.
The Access switches are C2960G-48-TL and the Core switches are C3560G (copper) both sets of switches have SFP ports.

Which type of SFP should I get?
What is the maximum bandwidth Fibre connections I can get?
What sort of costs would I be looking at?

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>>Which type of SFP should I get?

For the SFP, the Cisco product  # is "GLC-SX-MM=", which is a 1000BASE-SX SFP transceiver module for multi-mode fiber, 850-nm wavelength...you can see all of the supported modules for the 2960 on the following page at the bottom:


The same SFP is supported on the 3560 (see http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps5528/product_data_sheet09186a00801f3d7d.html), so you can order 2 of them.

>>What is the maximum bandwidth Fibre connections I can get?

You're only going to get 1Gbps per SFP connection, but you can bond up to 8 together in an Etherchannel group for an 8Gbps pipe between the closets if you wish.  There are some 10Gbps connections available now, but not on those switches you have.

>>What sort of costs would I be looking at?

I've seen them on the street for anywhere between $100-$400 each.

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chouckhamAuthor Commented:
Thanks - great information!
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