I know this is a bit ambiguous but I hope someone can steer me in the right direction.
The 2950T switch is connected to our provider's switch via the GiB #1 uplink - whenever I have tried to set "Smartports" on that to "Switch" it always dies and I have to reset it to nothing (I don't know why.. their switch is a Cisco too). We have 6 servers connected twice to the switch, in two VLans. One vlan is "global" with the interfaces having public IPs. The other vlan is "internal" for machine to machine traffic (DB, etc) and has class C addresses.
The currently installed software is the 12.1(22)EA9-C2950-I6Q4L2-M version. I think I saw 12.4 was out, but cannot log into the cisco site to get it.
I am not switch-minded. So I don't know the ins and outs regarding "spanning trees" etc, although we will not be adding any more switches to this one and the VLANS will be fully encapsulated on this one switch.
So going back to the point at hand, with the above scenario are there any configuration options I can turn off to save on CPU/memory and allow the switch to perform faster? Or are there any options I can turn on to allow this configuration to perform more securely.
I.e. how would you go about setting up this configuration yourself? Please don't hesitate to ask me anything else about this confguration.