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    Quote Originally Posted by AButters View Post
    Ah I can see now. It looks like you don't have much fibre? That would be a godsend for me there's fibre everywhere here which really drives up the costs.

    I really wanted to go Cisco for our new core switch but the costs were prohibitive. Ended up going for a HP5412ZL. Twice the slots, twice the ports, twice the PSUs for a third of the price of a Cisco 4507e.

    Guess we're to remain a HP shop! And there was me wanting to develop my cisco CLI skillz(tm). *sigh*
    It's not twice the ports.

    4507 ( 5 line cards ) will take WS-X4548 line cards at 48 ports. that's 240 ports. the HP has 12 line cards 24 ports 288.

    4507 ( 68 10GB ) vs 96 on the HP.

    Rob

    How many PSU's does

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    No sorry, I meant what I got for the money. I was able to get roughly twice the ports fitted for a third of the price of what I had originally planned to get on the cisco, was my point. 4 x 900w PSUs in mine to cater for POE if a phase goes down (and loses 2 PSUs).

    Rob - am thinking of trying to build a home lab for cisco but not sure what actual equipment is needed? Not much budget either. Not feeling hopeful!

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    Home lab to start with.

    3560-24 ( 100mb L3)
    1760 router
    couple of 87x routers
    couple of old 2900XL or 3500 switches.

    That should be a very good start giving you most of the functionality you will need.

    IOS versions are the main thing to look for , Advanced Enterprise is realy the one you want for the routers. For switch gear you should be able to download IOS off CISCOS site but not for routers.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by AButters View Post
    Ah I can see now. It looks like you don't have much fibre?
    We have 3 rooms with switches in. 1 of those is in the same room as the core so we use Copper for that stack.

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