The Cisco Catalyst 3506G is a layer 3 switch which went end-of-life in 2009. For the home lab its a pretty nice switch to have due to its layer 3 support and gigabit speed. Mine is the model seen to the left, 24 gigabit ports and 4x1gb SFP uplinks.
The Cisco Catalyst 3560 is available with one of two software images:
- IP Base software includes advanced quality of service (QoS),
rate limiting, access control lists (ACLs), Open Shortest Path First
(OSPF) for routed access, and IPv6 functionality.
- IP Services software provides a broader set of
enterprise-class features, including advanced hardware-based IP Unicast
and IP Multicast routing, as well as policy-based routing (PBR).
Anyway, gathered here are a few manadatory resources for the Cisco Catalyst 3560G.