I need to purchase a fiber switch for a secure area where the PCs will run over fiber NICs. I have never purchased a fiber switch before so I'm getting confused (I may be confused for no reason but I thought I should double-check).
I simply need to purchase a LOW COST, fiber switch so a small LAN of computers (6) total can communicate using their fiber NICs.
The computers will have the following fiber NICs installed:
Allied Telesis AT 2701FTX/SC Network Adapter - AT-2701FTX/SC-901
With that information, can you advise of a cheap 6 -8 port fiber switch that would work with those NICs.
I'm getting confused because I see Fiber switch, and Fiber Channel (SAN) Switches. Not sure if they can be used interchangeably or not. But I can confirm we will not have a SAN running at this location.
This doesn't seem as straight forward as a standard Ethernet switch. Because we have to drop ship it to the location I need to make sure I get it right the first time.