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We are looking to provide multiple 10 Gig connections to some of our buildings. Can any end users recommend a building switch that provides two 10 Gig connections as well as at least one gigabit connection along with the usual PoE gig copper ports.

 

Thanks,

Pete M.

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We have the HP 2910al switches in many of our buildings. There are two optional module slots on the back that should support 10G, but we aren't using them for 10G yet. They also provide gig ports, 4 SFP ports, and POE+. Nathan Nathan P. Hay Network Engineer | Information Technology Cedarville University | www.cedarville.edu 937-766-7905 twitter: @nathanphay >>> Peter P Morrissey 2/22/2012 1:53 PM >>> We are looking to provide multiple 10 Gig connections to some of our buildings. Can any end users recommend a building switch that provides two 10 Gig connections as well as at least one gigabit connection along with the usual PoE gig copper ports. Thanks, Pete M. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
You might consider Cisco C2960S.


Table 1. Configurations of Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches with LAN Base Software

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Switch Model


Description


Uplinks


Available PoE Power


10 Gigabit Uplinks with 10/100/1000 Ethernet Connectivity


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPD-L


48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports


2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


740W


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48LPD-L


48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports


2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


370W


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PD-L


24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports


2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


370W


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48TD-L


48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports


2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


-


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24TD-L


24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports


2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ or 2 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


-


1 Gigabit Uplinks with 10/100/100 Ethernet Connectivity


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPS-L


48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports


4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


740W


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48LPS-L


48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports


4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


370W


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PS-L


24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports


4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


370W


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48TS-L


48 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports


4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


-


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24TS-L


24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports


4 One Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports


-


Cisco Catalyst 2960S-STACK


Hot-swappable FlexStack stacking module


-


-


All models available with optional Cisco FlexStack stacking module.


No DC power supplies are available.




On Wed, 2012-02-22 at 18:53 +0000, Peter P Morrissey wrote:
We are looking to provide multiple 10 Gig connections to some of our buildings. Can any end users recommend a building switch that provides two 10 Gig connections as well as at least one gigabit connection along with the usual PoE gig copper ports.

 

Thanks,

Pete M.


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Enterasys B5 or C5 series switches.

 

Aaron Smith

Ursinus College

 

Message from fkass@mtholyoke.edu

I am looking at this same edge upgrade. My thoughts were having a Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPD-L feeding my closet at 10gig, and 802.11n access points at 1gig as well as some 2960-48tt for wired ports with 1g uplinks and providing 10/100 to the desktop. It seems like a cost effective solution to a mixed environment where wireless is quickly become the predominate access method. -Fred
I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that the at least one gigabit connection has to be fiber. So I would need two 10 Gig fiber plus one or more 1 Gig Fiber. Pete M. -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Fred Kass Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:49 PM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Aggregator Switches I am looking at this same edge upgrade. My thoughts were having a Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPD-L feeding my closet at 10gig, and 802.11n access points at 1gig as well as some 2960-48tt for wired ports with 1g uplinks and providing 10/100 to the desktop. It seems like a cost effective solution to a mixed environment where wireless is quickly become the predominate access method. -Fred
Message from fkass@mtholyoke.edu

I don't believe either Cisco or Juniper make such a device in a 48 port U1 form factor. Both make 4 SFP 1g or 2x 10g SFP+. I think depending on your budget and requirements you'd either have to stack two switches together or just buy a copper to fiber media converter for the 1G line. Both the Cisco and Juniper have stacking modules which would allow you to have 2x 10g SFP+ and 4x 1g SFP in the same virtual switch which is two physical switches. But if your copper port count is low I suspect the media converter would be much cheaper. Not sure about HP or other switch vendors. -Fred
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The procurve 2910al can do this with the optional 10gb modules. The 10gb modules go in the back of the switch, so keep that in mind as well. Thank you, Lee Weers Central College IT Services Assistant Director for Network Services 641-628-7675 Vcard https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/LeeWeers/interactivecard Vprofile https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/LeeWeers/profile -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter P Morrissey Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 2:53 PM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Aggregator Switches I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that the at least one gigabit connection has to be fiber. So I would need two 10 Gig fiber plus one or more 1 Gig Fiber. Pete M. -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Fred Kass Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:49 PM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Aggregator Switches I am looking at this same edge upgrade. My thoughts were having a Cisco Catalyst 2960S-48FPD-L feeding my closet at 10gig, and 802.11n access points at 1gig as well as some 2960-48tt for wired ports with 1g uplinks and providing 10/100 to the desktop. It seems like a cost effective solution to a mixed environment where wireless is quickly become the predominate access method. -Fred
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On Wed, Feb 22, 2012, at 20:53, Peter P Morrissey wrote: > I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that the at least one gigabit connection > has to be fiber. So I would need two 10 Gig fiber plus one or more 1 Gig > Fiber. The HP A5120 El switches we just got can do this. They have 48 1gig ports (4 of which are dual personality copper or SFP), and two interface module slots in the back which can be populated with 2-port 10gig cards. http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/products/switches/HP_A5120_EI_Switch_Ser... -- Nick Kartsioukas Cuesta College Computer Services 805-546-3248 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
We are looking at these as well. The Cisco 2960S models are fixed configuration the 3560 and 3750X lines have modules you can interchange. I just got a quote for some Brocade ICX6450 24 and 48 POE switches and they include a total of 4 - 1G/10G uplink ports. Two of those ports are active out of the box, I believe and the other two are license upgrades. The cost I am seeing is quite competitive. I'll have more information this afternoon when I meet with them. Paul Walker Division Manager, Computer & Network Support | Information Systems 312-329-4392
Cisco 3750x is the only one I'm familiar with.

On 2/22/2012 12:53 PM, Peter P Morrissey wrote:

We are looking to provide multiple 10 Gig connections to some of our buildings. Can any end users recommend a building switch that provides two 10 Gig connections as well as at least one gigabit connection along with the usual PoE gig copper ports.

 

Thanks,

Pete M.

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Information Systems Services
Washburn University
Topeka, KS
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