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By anwar ·
I need to install 5 units of 24port Cisco SMI PWR Switch at my clients place. They have also purchased 5 units 1000 Base T GBIC as well. My question here is what is the purpose of that GBIC? and why do they need 5 GBIC for each? It seems they want to use 2 GBIC for each now... I'm quite confused here. Earlier it was supposed to be 1 GBIC for 1 Switch now they want 2 GBIC for 1 Switch...why is that?

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by mshavrov In reply to GBIC

GBIC for Cisco switches are Gigabit link modules. They may be Fiber (SingleMode or Multimode, short range or long range, etc.), or copper.

In your scenario they will be used to interconnect switches. You have 5 switches, you have central location, you have to have 10 GBIC modules - one on your "core" switch, and one on your remote switch, two for each link. Just draw a "connectivity diagram", and count links.

If you have any questions, you may send me e-mail.

Good luck,

Michael Shavrov
CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, MCSE W2K, Security+, etc...

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