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Which Cisco Switch is right for us,

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Last Modified: 2016-09-08
It's time to replace our ageing Cisco switches as we are moving to a gigabit phone system. We have been quoted for Cisco 3580 - POE 5k for a 24 port and nearly 10k for 48 port - my boss fell off his chair.

This is our network 50 users split over three office's Site 1 has break out to internet, Site 2 & 3 link via 20mb lines.

We need to split the VoIP traffic via a vlan but that is pretty simple setup I would say.

My question is do we need to 15K on Cisco switches? Can we come down the Cisco product ladder a bit? We are being advise to use tier one ie Cisco or HP - but haven't been told why? The new phone system I tested over a cheap Gigabyte NetGear and it works fine.

I need to justified to my boss why we should spend 15k - any advise would be great.

Current config is from a Cisco 2950 which isn't POE but stills works.

Any advise or suggestion would be great.

Thanks
Ian.



Switch#
Switch#show run
Building configuration...

Current configuration : 1567 bytes
!
version 12.1
no service pad
service timestamps debug uptime
service timestamps log uptime
no service password-encryption
!
hostname Switch
!
!
ip subnet-zero
!
spanning-tree extend system-id
!
!
interface FastEthernet0/1
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/2
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/3
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/4
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/5
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/6
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/7
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/8
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/9
 switchport access vlan 216
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/10
 switchport access vlan 216
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/11
 switchport access vlan 216
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/12
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/13
 switchport access vlan 216
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/14
 switchport access vlan 216
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/15
 switchport access vlan 216
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/16
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/17
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/18
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/19
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/20
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/21
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/22
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/23
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet0/24
 no ip address
!
interface Vlan1
 ip address 192.168.2.199 255.255.255.0
 no ip route-cache
!
ip http server
!
!
line con 0
line vty 0 4
 login
line vty 5 15
 login
!
end

Switch#

VLan

Switch#show vlan

VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
1    default                          active    Fa0/1, Fa0/2, Fa0/3, Fa0/4
                                                Fa0/5, Fa0/6, Fa0/7, Fa0/8
                                                Fa0/12, Fa0/16, Fa0/17, Fa0/18
                                                Fa0/19, Fa0/20, Fa0/21, Fa0/22
                                                Fa0/23
2    24to241                          active
216  VLAN0216                         active    Fa0/9, Fa0/10, Fa0/11, Fa0/13
                                                Fa0/14, Fa0/15
1002 fddi-default                     active
1003 token-ring-default               active
1004 fddinet-default                  active
1005 trnet-default                    active

VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
2    enet  100002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
216  enet  100216     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0

VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0

Remote SPAN VLANs
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Primary Secondary Type              Ports
------- --------- ----------------- ------------------------------------------
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