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Why do some n/w managers connect two identical switches to create one larger switch.
What is the advantage of doing this.  Is there some sort of virtualization that takes place?
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So if the switches can connect together to form a single switch, there are usually  2 advantages in doing such:  There are few more subtle reasons but these are the main 2.

#1)  From a management view it is only 1 device to manage.  You don't have to manage it as 2 devices anymore.

#2)  Usually there is a much higher backbplane connecting the two switches than the typical  1 gig or lag group of multiple 1 gig ports that would normally connect 2 switches together.

Hope that makes sense.
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