I need to create a redundant ring style connection between a few switches, as follows:
Main Rack will have 2 switches (01.A and 01.B) connected to each other
Rack 2 will have 2 switches (02.A and 02.B) connected to each other
I need it so the connection goes like this:
so basically if the link from 1.A to 02.A goes down, the traffic still flows (but we get an alert)
Then, aside from Rack 1 having redundant connections to the 2 switches in Rack 2, it will have another loop going to 2 switches in Rack 3.
Racks 2 and 3 will not connect to each other.
When all links are up i do not need the extra speed from 2 links. 1 GB is enough.
I am using HP Procurve 2520's for this. I believe the protocol/feature i want is called Spanning Tree but am not sure, can someone point me in the right direction here?