Switch connectivity

Hi experts,

It is comman practice to use 2 ports to connect between switches?
Currently we have a single port to port connection but seems like an obvious point of failure?

Thanks
jonhaggerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
 
salvagbfConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It is common practice if your switches have what's called the Spanning Tree Protocol (http://www.networkworld.com/details/3601.html) enabled. That will provide you with redundancy should one of the links go down. It'll also save you a bunch of trouble if someone accidentally makes a loop in your network.

Usually only Managed switches provide this feature. If your switch doesn't provide the feature, you do NOT want to plug in 2 lines.

Bernie
0
 
JamesTX10Commented:
No. It can cause issues with traffic.

JamesTX10
0
 
pseudocyberCommented:
It is a common practice.  You would either use SNMP to manage the loop, or better yet, use some kind of aggregated mechanism to "bond" the connections together - such as fast etherchannel or Nortel's Split Multi Link Trunking.
0
Will You Be GDPR Compliant by 5/28/2018?

GDPR? That's a regulation for the European Union. But, if you collect data from customers or employees within the EU, then you need to know about GDPR and make sure your organization is compliant by May 2018. Check out our preparation checklist to make sure you're on track today!

 
jonhaggerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help!
0
 
pseudocyberCommented:
You're welcome :|
0
 
salvagbfCommented:
You're welcome John, thanks!
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.