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Interconnect 2 Cisco Switch

Hello Experts,

I have Cisco Switch 3560G and its connected with fiber to Main Cisco 6500 at our data center. Now I am running out of ports on this switch so I have a plan to add one more switch in the same cabinet and connect to existing 3560G with fiber patch cord.

Is it appropriate solution ?
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Sounds like the 6500 is your core switch. Ideally, you'd have your new 3560 connected to this 6500 instead of daisy chaining via your first 3560G.
Yea, You could do that. If you have the Fiber sfp's on hand, if not you can just use the last available Ethernet port on the switches and use and Ethernet patch cable,  just make sure you set both ports connecting the 3560G's as Trunk Ports.
Hi Samir,

Connecting a new switch to C3560 is like cascading the network and its not a good design.

Connect the new switch to C6500 switch; that will be easy to manage

Karuppuchamy CCIE#25035
I think the point is how many switches you already have stacked before the link back to the 6500.

The short answer is yes you can - but it's an expensive way of doing it using 2 short range sfp's and fibre.

you can also get Ethernet sfp's - again an expensive solution.

I would just use a port - usually port 1 or 48 simply for recognition/standardisation.
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