I need to purchase some of the CISCO Switches as i am redoing my whole IT Infrastructure from the start. My doubt here is that, I am planning to have 48 port CISCO 2900 Series Switches in my Server RACKS which will also have SFP's to connect the FIBRE CABLES. What i want to know is that, i do not have very high budget to purchase all of CISCO switches only, so is it possible that I can have CISCO switches on my main Server room and then from there i connect to the other office premises with a fibre cable on other brands (LINKSYS), which also has SFP connections, will this work.
I am planning to have VLANS on the server room switches too. Please advice.