Cisco switch to switch Question
Posted on 2009-04-13
Hi Cisco Experts,
I'm a neewb with Cisco switches and I'm trying to maximize data throughput.
I have 2x Cisco switches:
1x 3560 (48x 10/100 ports and 4x SFP ports)
1x 2960G (20x 10/100/1000 ports and 4 dual-purpose ports, both ethernet and SFP)
My entire network resides on the 3560 switch while all my servers are connected to the 2960G switch.
I'm assuming to connect the 2 switches together by utlizing the four SFP ports @ 1000MB each connection on each switch.
The question is, to maximize throughput/bandwidth between the 2 switches, is it simply just connecting both switches via the 4x 1000MB (enabling 4000MB capacity between the switches) ports or do I also need to apply some configuration to both/either switches to intelligently handle traffic traversing to/from the servers to the entire network?