Cisco Catalyst Switches Questions
Hi community, I am using Cisco Catalyst 3560G which was not in use for a while. When I start the switch, firstly it hangs during boot then I reset it multiple times and then the page (see below) appears on the console but I'm not able to run any command. Secondly, all ports are not respondin... Read More »
Is it necessary to stack power cables while stacking switches in Cisco Catalyst 9300 into the HA mode (I am stacking using StackWise-480)?
Until now, I have been using a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch. But now I'm considering changing it to a D-Link one.
Would you recommend me doing this change? If so, why?
What do you like most about Cisco Catalyst Switches?
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LAN Switching Questions
Aug 26 2022
Hello folks. I have a specific question about a FiberHome S6800 switch (40G/100G configuration) as I'm not able to find any "How To's" about this switch. My question is simple: does this switch support bi-directional SFP modules? If so, how can I enable it?Thank you very much for your help. Read More »
Aug 16 2022
What are your recommended Layer 2 and Layer 3 network switches if the main consideration is performance?
What are your recommended Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches (apart from the Cisco ones)? My main consideration is performance.
Aug 18 2022
I am trying to determine if we need to specify and justify the cost for FM200 fire suppression. Client has about 24 sites each with a computer equipment room containing anywhere from 3 to 5 racks with 3-4 Dell and HP servers, CIsco network switches, patch panels, UPS and batteries. Many of these... Read More »
Managed switches allow a much higher degree of control over one's network. However, they are obviously more expensive and need a professional who understands how to configure them. What criteria need to be considered when a business is deciding between managed versus unmanaged switches, and what ... Read More »
Hello, We have a two Dell PowerConnect 6224 switches in stack and we are running out of network ports. We have planned to purchase a Cisco SG500X-48 48-Port GB with 4-Port 10-GB Stackable Managed Switch and connect to the existing stack. Please advise whether this would work (Cisco to the Dell... Read More »
Dear Friends, We need to install about 200 IP cameras. I need to install a good Giga manageable switch before NVR. Almost 10 NVRs will be installed in a central location and all these NVRs will be connected to the main switch which should handle all the traffic that comes into the NVR. I am str... Read More »
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Updated: December 2022
- Would you recommend replacing a Cisco Catalyst Switch by a D-link one?
- Is it necessary to stack power cables while stacking switches in Cisco Catalyst 9300 into HA mode?
- Cisco Catalyst Switch 3560 is not working - looking for advice
- When evaluating LAN Switching, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?
- Compatibility between Dell PowerConnect 6224 and Cisco SG500x (L3 switches)
- What are your recommended Layer 2 and Layer 3 network switches if the main consideration is performance?
- Does anyone have statistics on how often a fire occurs in a computer room?
- What LAN switching solution do you recommend?
- Managed vs Unmanaged Switches: What should a business take into account when choosing?