We have run out of space in one of our racks in our offsite location and are planning to set up another rack and have a quick networking question. We were wondering if there are managed switches out their that allow two networks on one switch. I understand this can be done with VLANs but were hoping to stay away from that being that none of us have dove in that territory yet but will learn if it is necessary.
Perhaps there is a way to designate a certain number of ports in the management console to one network and another group of ports to another?
Basically we are planning to buy a ProCurve 2848 (48 port) managed switch and was hoping it could do the job.