how to recognise both core switch and distribution switch in the information details of the products? i have checked in the websites of the manufactory making switches, like 3com, but i cant find any info related to core switch and distribution switch.
Core, distribution, and access switches are mostly conceptual. One switch might be an access switch for one company and a core switch for another. The manufacturers will MARKET different switches different ways based on their overall ability to either tightly/cheaply bundle user ports, or their ability to move massive amounts of traffic quickly.
Switching can be a VERY deep rabbit hole, let us know how deep you want to go.
so, a switch can be a core switch or distribution switch simultaneously. if i want to make a core switch to centralize servers or other distribution switches, some settings is required to make the switch become a core switch, isn't it?