I currently have 4 Cisco 3560-X switches. 1 is Layer 3 enabled and is used as my core switch. The other three are POE+ and are used as my access switches.
As of right now, I have three etherchannels comprised of two ports each, and each etherchannel on the core switch connects to one of the access switches.
I am at a quandry because I would like to consider connecting them via 10 gig uplinks. The problem is that the 3560-X can only have two 10 gig SFP+ ports per switch.
So that means I would have to use a cascading method, connecting the core switch to the first access switch, then the first access switch to the second, etc.
Is 10 gigabit that much faster that I would not need to worry about the extra hops the data would take from switch to switch in a cascade configuration?
Keep in mind, everything is running great as configured and the amount of data passing from the core switch to the access switches is not overwhelming the regular 2 gb etherchannels I currently have setup.
I just want to know for future consideration.
Thanks so much!