I'd like if you could give me your pros and cons for purchasing the Cisco RPS 2300? Also, could you give me alternative solutions?
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We have 6 Cisco 3750-E switches setup in a stackwise configuration. The 3750 isn't like other Cisco equipment where you can buy a spare power supply to connect for a nominal fee. You must buy a RPS 2300 with all the cables and power supplies. If my Cisco rep is wrong, please show me comparable items My quote for this system with all proper wires and power supplies comes to roughly $3,000!
I have a single source of power, but 3 UPS battery backups. My current setup is having 2 switches connected to each UPS. I was thinking about having all the switch's main power supply connected to one UPS then each power supply on the RPS 2300 connected to the other two UPS.
People are telling me it is silly to spend the $3000 unless we have two power sources. This is our core switch stack for all end-users and we currently have NO SmartNet on these devices.
My other two options were:
1) To get 4h SmartNet on the 6 switches @ $800 each = $4800 Annually.
2) Buy an extra switch for $5,000. Add NBD SmartNet @ $400 each = $2,800 Annually.
What do you suggest?