Cisco Ethernet Switches Review

Modules are hot swappable, as you have dual power supplies. If you need improvements, you'll need to upgrade the hardware.

Valuable Features

Support for various dynamic IP routing protocols and the ability to slot in additional modules while the switch is running.

Improvements to My Organization

Modules are hot swappable, as you have dual power supplies, as well as support for various dynamic IP routing protocols.

Room for Improvement

Nothing that I can think of. If you want to improve, you have the choice to upgrade the hardware.

Use of Solution

I've used it for four years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

It's been very stable since deployment.

Scalability Issues

It's very scalable, as you just need to buy new modules, and slot them in as and when required.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Excellent customer service.

Technical Support:

I never had an issue yet with this product which required TAC intervention but from my previous experience Cisco TAC support is the best.

Previous Solutions

We previously used 3com switches, and we switched to Cisco in order to standardize our network hardware.

Initial Setup

It's easy to deploy if you know what you are doing, and do proper planning. For me, it was pretty straightforward. I have years of experience on Cisco products.

Implementation Team

It was an in-house deployment.


It's high.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It's worth the price you pay.

Other Solutions Considered

We considered using Cisco 3700 series switches and stacking them.

Other Advice

It's best for access layer deployment.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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