3640 + 2900XL vs 3550

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Tassos, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Tassos

    Tassos Guest

    We are now using a 3640 with 3 fasteth interfaces: All of them are connected to 3 2924XL
    switches; 2 of them are used for server connectivity and the other one is used for
    connectivity to the main network. The cpu of the 3640 reaches 80-90% with a total of
    48.000.000 bps in/out traffic (a lot of acl and car is happening too).

    We are thinking of replacing all this hardware with a 3550 switch (48 10/100ports), since
    it's able to do both L2 kai L3 (in hardware).

    The question is: will is be able to hanlde more traffic (more bps/pps) than the 3640+2924
    scenario? If not, what would be a good (with the same price if possible) replacement for
    our current scenario?
    Tassos, Dec 8, 2003
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  2. I'd think so :). More than two orders of magnitude more, according to
    this: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/pcat/ca3550.htm#spec

    The 3550-48 will do 6.8Gbps or 10.1 Mpps at both layer 2 and 3.


    M.C. van den Bovenkamp, Dec 8, 2003
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  3. Tassos

    Chad Whitten Guest

    i replaced the exact same hardware (3640 + 2924) with a 3550 (24 port model)
    and the benefit has been enormous. much better throughput. processor load
    Chad Whitten CCNA
    Network/Systems Administrator
    neXband Communications

    Chad Whitten, Dec 8, 2003
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