SWITCH BORDE, DISTRIBUTION, CORE EN EXTREM....FOR UNIVERSITY

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Hi, I have a customer that uses cisco, but I want to migrate, currently use the Edge switch in 2960, distibbution 3750 and BORDE 5520 as CORE, is a University, would like to offer Switch Extreme ... but not suitable replacement models if they could support me, I am from Peru. Excuse my English, as I do not dominate. 
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Posted 5 years ago

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I wouldn't try to match switch for switch based on what they have now.  I would look at their needs today and then get them the right switch for their needs.  The benefit you get from Extreme is that you can do security at the edge of the network based on various profiles that you want your users and devices to have.

If you are new to this concept I wouldn't try to do this without help from Extreme or someone who knows their product line very well.  They have various switches that would replace the 2960s but it would depend on where you end up with your policy design.  There is no equivilant to this in the Cisco world.

You can deploy Extreme with the same design as Cisco, by doing security at the VLAN interface but you are missing a big benefit of going with Extreme.  If you were to do this you could replace the 2960s with B5s and the 3750s with C5s with a routing license.  As for your core I am not sure.  It depends on the size of your network and how many ports you need and how much redundancy you are needing.  You may be able to get away with a pair of SSAs with VSB or a pair of S3s or S4s with VSB (Virtual Switch Bonding).  I recommend a redundant core if you can afford it.

We just went through this same change over the past 3 years.  We are a College too.  Feel free to contact me directly if you need help.

John Kaftan

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
REEMPLACE 2960 CISCO.


Hello, I could mencinar a team to replace the cisco 2960 with or without POE.
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Daniel Flouret, Employee

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Hola Marco, por favor, ponte en contacto conmigo (dflouret@extremenetworks.com) para que te ayude con esto.

Yo soy el Systems Engineer de Cono Sur (incluyendo Perú) .

Saludos, Daniel
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Please feel free to continue to resolve this in the community!  We would be happy to hear the solution.
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Daniel Flouret, Employee

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Sure! I'll let you know the result.