- Catalyst 3650 Series
Cisco Catalyst 3650 switches are placed in my data center as a distribution layer switch. All access switches from my head office and plant are connected to Cisco Catalyst 3650 and then 3650 is connected to our core switch. I configured it with multiple VLANs to segregate my users and apply ACLs for optimized network traffic..
- Ether Channel
- Its CLI is complex so need to improvise GUI for better understanding to initial user.
It will be best suited if you have multiple access layer switches placed in user area, and all need to aggregate on a switch which is capable to handle such network traffic then Cisco Catalyst 3650 is best option as a distribution layer switch. Also it will be placed in Server farm where we need to implement ACLs and VLANs with strong network traffic handling.
No all my switches are placed in stand alone mode.