I'm currently involved in the acquisition and basic design of a very typical Cisco core/distrubution/access layer campus network. But since I'm rather new in this area I have a few basic design questions.
1. Can anyone explain me why you strictly need one (or better 2) core switches (Catalyst 4500 or 6500) with a supervisor module?
2. What is the supervisor doing exactely?
3. Why do you need 2 of them?
4. What happens when you only have one and lose that one? Your network stops working?
5. Can you build the network without a 4500 or 6500 core switch? What would be the consequence of not having a core switch?
6. Why is it so expansive?
7. What is the difference between the Base and the Lite image in the 2960 and other series? Is there a big difference in price? In what cases is the Lite image sufficient?
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