48 Port Gigabit POE Switch

hey Guys,

I have a data network here with stacked 3750g's at the core. Now we are adding a separate voice vlan for VOIP.

I need 3x48 Gigabit POE switches to connect to my core. The features i would need would just be portchannel (for redundancy) and trunking? Not sure since it's all ports would be in one vlan but would this be needed to connect to my core network?

What switches do you recommend?
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Since you already have stacked 3750G's I would go with another WS-C3750X-48PF-L. That will keep your network consistent. However, if you have the funding I would look at the newer  Catalyst 3850 Series Switches. They support BYOD/mobility and offer a variety of performance, security, and operational enhancements versus previous models.

Here is a link to compare the next gen versus current.



Cobra25Author Commented:
I was looking for like something more basic like the Cisco SG series switches, would that work?
You could also try C2960-X series. You can easily stack them together using FlexStack-Plus technology but you need additional module installed.

If you need only port-channel (ether-channel) to your core switch / switch stack then you can easily use C2960-X.

WS-C2960X-48FPD-L, 2 SFP+ Uplink ports, 48 ports Gigabit, 740 W, 15.4 W per port
WS-C2960X-48LPD-L, 2 SFP+ Uplink ports, 48 ports Gigabit, 370 W, 7.7 W per port
WS-C2960X-48FPS-L, 4 SFP Uplink ports, 48 ports Gigabit, 740W, 15.4 W per port
WS-C2960X-48LPS-L, 4 SFP Uplink ports, 48 ports Gigabit, 370 W, 7.7 W per port

I have a customer who has WS-C2960X-48LPD-L installed, it works perfect. Data and VOIP without any problem.

You should use 740W model only if you are going to use power hungry devices like big IP phones with shiny color screens otherwise you can stay with 370W model.
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Cobra25Author Commented:
I was thinking about on this switch:


My data network works great we have 2960's right now.

For the voice network, I was thinking about going with those since we have 100 phones and I dont think we need anything too advanced?
The SG200-50FP should be able to handle 48 PoE ports and is a cheaper solution to the 3750s.
Cobra25Author Commented:
Thanks Rafael, do I need to have trunking capability since its all 1 vlan?

It looks like it supports etherchannel too.
It actually supports up to 256 VLANs simultaneously (out of 4096 VLAN IDs).  Here is the Cisco Data Sheet.  http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/small-business-100-series-unmanaged-switches/data_sheet_c78-634369.html

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