Limit broadcast traffic with a switch
Posted on 2006-06-13
Can someone make a recommendation for me? I am trying to implement a new switch for some controls machines we are developing that need to be networked. They are horrible for sending out broadcast traffic. In our current site, I have implemented several VLANS which have helped out greatly. This is not possible in this scenario as it is a customer buying this and I can only make suggestions.
My question is I did a little research on a Cisco 2955 switch and a N-Tron 508TX-A switch which both support IGMP snooping. As I understand it, this can help eliminate the broadcast traffic which in some cases has brought the network to a crawl by overloading the switches. What info may be helpful for me in determining if these are good options.
Next question is: Using Cisco’s software to view all cisco devices, is it possible to view another manufactures switch? (I don’t recall the name of the program)
Did I give enough information? I will post anything else that helps you understand my situation.