I am in the process of migrating old Cisco equipment and would like to get some advise what switch configuration will fit my purpose.
Right now we have 2x Catlyst 2960 10/100 and 1 x ESW500 10/100/1000 switch as a backbone.
the switch has to be Cisco. All ports for the new switch have to be GB ports. Should i connect all devices to just one 48 Port switch including Server and NAS or should i use a separate switch for critical devices.
I wont need PoE, i am not sure if i should go for Layer2 or Layer3 switch? There wont be any internal routing. What else is important to look for in a switch? What kind of unlink should i have in case i want to add additional switches?
any advise is appreciated