I am not sure if this is the correct site to post this question and I am more a software type of guy that needs to get started with Networking, so please bear with me if this sounds stupid... Having said that here is my situation:
I am considering purchasing a SFP+ Core switch ('WS-C4500X-16SFP+' - it has 16 x 10 GE SFP+ port only - no RJ45) and then want to connect this to a 1G CISCO switch (WS-C3850-48P-S) with an SFP+ uplink module. The "Edge-to-Core" connection should be 10Gbps. (The connections to the clients will be 1Gbps. )
The questions I ran into when I was planning this were:
- how do I connect the 2 switches when the edge/client switches are on different floors in the building.
- What cables do I use? I have short 3' cable but this will not work when the switches are 30'-50' apart.
- Is this configuration supported?
I will ask these questions to my consultant and vendor but I would like to get some knowledge on this myself so I don't get talked into something that will not work. Looking on the net I have not found anything that makes sense (to me).