I have 3 servers with dual gigabit NICs and would like to get a gigabit switch now. Are the dual nics only for redundancy do I need to connect both to the switch? Can I daisy chain the servers and bypass buying the switch? Only a small amount of internet traffic (100 users) will be on these machines. My question is which switch should I get? I am looking at Netgear GSM712, Netgear GS508TNA, and D-Link DGS-3308TG. What should I be looking for in a switch? What is GBIC used for? Does a Cisco switch buy me anthing? I didn't find anything from Cisco that gave me 8+ 1000-TX ports.
Thanks for helping,