[Rack] Catalyst 3550-12G

Dr. Jesus j at hug.gs
Mon May 17 01:03:40 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> Excerpts from Dr. Jesus's message of Sun May 16 16:21:34 -0700 2010:
>> I upgraded it to 12.2(44)SE6:
>> Cisco IOS Software, C3550 Software (C3550-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version
>> 12.2(44)SE6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
>> Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
>> Compiled Mon 09-Mar-09 20:28 by gereddy
>> If anyone wants the original configs, I have them.
> Awesome work.
> What do people think about making this more of a "core" switch?
> Currently, everything else is FastE, so it'd be an upgrade.
> I'm thinking it'd be useful between Stallion, Pony, routers, the media
> center (NFS mounts pony's disks), and a few select patch cables and
> hosts.

I think the only use case where >100 mbit is needed is moving bulk
files around for the media center.  (Backups should also be on that
list, but aren't.)  Pony can't push a whole lot more than 100 mbit via
TCP anyway, iirc.  Stallion can, but I don't think there's anything on
there that would benefit significantly from going to a gigabit switch.
 The last time I felt a need for gigabit was when Leif and I were
shoving files around at the last minute for the care package that went
to Cuba.

Rubin's ethernet drop project could benefit from a gigabit switch.
Regardless of whether the speed is needed, the manageability features
might be useful.

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