Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Campus switch count

As part of some information gathering (probably to be used as a stick for one person to beat another person with during a meeting) my colleague has had to find out how many active switches we have around campus as well as the number of outlets in the data cabinets.

I knew it was a lot, but I was quite surprised to find we have 1,859 switches in use and 45,644 data outlets.

If you are great at mental arithmetic you will be able to tell that is a little over 24 sockets per switch. Hopefully those switch numbers will come down as we replace Cisco 2950-24's with 2960-48 and 3750-48's. We will also not be patching sockets that have not been used for some time in the hope of saving some switch and power costs and reducing CO2.

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