Cisco switch recommendation

chekfu
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Hi experts

Very much appreciate if you could recommend latest product of Cisco Catalyst series switch.

I will set it up the switch as a layer 2 switch. In future, I would like the switch which capable to upgrade to layer 3 switch even provide Cisco Stackable technology. Number of port has 24 at minimum.

Thanks in advance.
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The concern is initial budget which has to buy that switch without layer 3 feature. If not, sure buy layer 3 switch. These switches are for server use.
If you need/want stackable feature then you need to go with the 3750. if you don't need poe or gigabit it would be Cisco Catalyst 3750 - 24TS
If you don't need the stack you can drop down to 3560 and have layer 3  features.

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Is 3750 - 24TS a layer 2 switch only?
no the 3750 is layer 3 switch. if you only want layer 2 then you would get the 2960. it doesn't have stack capabilities. depending on your budget you could drop down to a express 500 switch. I don't like them as they are very limited, but they might work for you.

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