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Using a 3560E for inter-vlan routing and routing protocols?

WERAracer asked
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
what does Cisco say about using routers to do intervlan routing? Do they recommend using a layer 3 core switch to do this instead? We are looking at new equipment and this is something we are considering.

We are looking at getting one layer 3 switch and several layer 2 switches per site. Is the 3560E powerful enough to do inter-vlan routing for four 2960 switches? Our sites run emulated LAN and the demarc hands the devices a regular ethernet cable.

What about our emulated LAN terminating into our 3560E? We currently terminate emulated LAN into our core 4507r switch at headquarters. Can the 3560E handle inter-vlan routing, OSPF and routing (including maintaining a routing table)? Or is this too much for this switch?

Finally, would running BGP kill this switch?
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