Cascading multiple switches together
Posted on 2006-11-29
We have a rack in a data center and we just purchased another rack where we will move some of our production servers. I am looking at replacing network switches in the current rack as well as putting a new one in the new rack.
We have 2 VLANS setup, one for the public network and one for the private network. I would like to be able to extend that VLAN to a second switch and it appears I can do that with cascading the two switches.
I am looking for recommendations on network switches that will do this - extend a VLAN across additional switches.
PS - It does NOT have to be Cisco, in many ways we actually prefer it not to be since we are a small shop and find the setup features in other switches more to our liking.