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Cisco 2950 - Fo Gbic

Hi,

I'm a total newbie to Cisco materials so I have a question regarding this.

We have recently bought two cisco 2950 switches with Fo modules. Now the goal would be linking the 2 switches together with fiberoptic cables so that they would function as a backbone for a small separate network.

Is uplinking the 2 switches as simple a just plugging in the cable into the Gbics or does it involve actual configuration of the switches throught the telnet console ?

Any help on this issue is very welcome!

Thx.
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lrmooreCommented:
Plug and play, unless you want to use Fast Etherchanneling go bond the two ports into one bigger pipe using both uplink ports.
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mmedwidCommented:
In its default - all traffic would be on VLAN 1. And putting a fiber gig link between the two switches would make the two switches appear as one switch all at VLAN 1.
If traffic is not flowing between the two - then make sure the ports are in enabled mode.
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wamatokaCommented:
Yes it is !
COnnect your FO to the 2 GBICs.
Check the following using the console port and a terminal emulator (or a telnet session to your switch)
You should have something like this :
....
interface GigabitEthernet0/2
 switchport mode trunk
....

enter the switchport mode trunk parameter ...

success !

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