Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

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DerekGerard
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Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Whats the difference between MS225 vs MS250 vs MS350?  They all look the same from an access switching perspective.  I'm trying to determine the best switch to put in customer network based upon the following:

dual PSUs, physical stacking, 4 x SFP ports for uplinks, PoE, 1000/100/10 switchports

These will be replacing CAT9300's; customer wants a Meraki quote. What is a good aggregate switch?  MS 410 or MS 425?

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Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

@DerekGerard @Hope you got your solution 

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Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

See the difference, highlighted in Yellow for these 3 switches and choose accordingly based on your requirement. All three switches are POE capable.

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Secondly, what Cisco 9300 model you have, i will match and let you know the Meraki model 

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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Greetings Indeerp; that looks great.  What about from an Aggregation switch perspective?  This is a great help

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Here we go as per your requirement on Aggregation, Do you require 1G or 10G, SFP or SFP+ ?

Check below  

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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Catalyst 9300 1G fixed-uplink models or

Catalyst 9300 1G modular-uplink models

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

I think MS410 is good for you with 1G ports and 10G uplinks. 

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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

 

Cater for 6 (max. 😎 x PoE devices per switch, so not significant

GBT have removed the majority of Cisco IP phones, so mostly Meraki MV12 & MR52’s

 

Standard C9300 model: C9300-48U-E

 

Current LLDs are below, with notes about removing 2 x Core Switches 

LC-SFP's

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

MS410 is good as Aggregation as MS425 is an overkill, rest you can use based on what the requirement on the accessible stackable switches from MS225,MS250 or MS350.  

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Inderdeep Singh
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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Thank you so much for your assistance on this!!!  Any context on comparison of Cat 9k vs Meraki switch?

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

I will surely provide you the comparison soon 🙂 

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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

2 fiber switches 12 ports; what would you choose

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

You need 12 ports on each switch ? Is that for Aggregation switches ? 

The minimum in Aggregation category is  MS410-16 which will give you 16x1G SFP ports and 2x10G SFP+ Uplinks

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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Yes that is for aggregation switch

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

So go with MS410-16 which will give you 16x1G SFP ports and 2x10G SFP+ Uplinks

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Inderdeep Singh
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cmr
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

@DerekGerard a bit left field here, but why not consolidate on MS355X-48s, you get 32x1Gb Cu, 16x10Gb Cu, 4xSFP+,  2xQSFP+ and 2xQSFP28 stacking ports per switch.  Stack a few up and plenty of SFP+ ports.

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

@DerekGerard Hope you got your solution, Let us know if any other assistance required. 

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Inderdeep Singh
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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

DO you have the difference between Cat9k vs Meraki?

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Tell me the Cat9K model and the Meraki Model you are choosing to compare. I will do that and let you know.

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Inderdeep Singh
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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Standard C9300 model: C9300-48U-E. vs MS250 vs MS 425

Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Hi @DerekGerard : Here you go 

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Full information on MS250 and MS425 is taken from below link

https://meraki.cisco.com/product-collateral/ms-family-datasheet/?file

 

Full information on Cisco Catalyst C9300-48U-E is taken from the below link 

https://www.router-switch.com/pdf/c9300-48u-e-datasheet.pdf

 

As the license is Network Essential on your Cisco 9300 Switch, you can have a look on below link as well. You have other options here as Network Advantage and Premier license.  

https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/global/da_dk/assets/training/seminaria-materials/Licenses-Networking-for... 

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Inderdeep Singh
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Inderdeep
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

@DerekGerard @Hope you got your solution 

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Inderdeep Singh
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DerekGerard
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Re: Stackable Switches connecting up to Aggregate

Thank you for your tremendous help!!!! Can the Cisco migration service tool be able to extract switchport data from the existing C3750X > MS??

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