I have a super small rack- about 8 devices 2 subnets- one of the subnets has a gateway for the internet and the other subnet is just for the iscsi servers (data network only). All ports are gigabit ethernet.
Currently I have two unmanaged cheap switches- one Dell and one Netgear. Both are 16 port. I want to get some switches that I can at least monitor when things go a little strange in the rack. My thinking is two choices-
1) 2 switches both managed but no need for any vlan or level 2 managed support since each subnet would be on it's own device.
2) 1 managed switch that has level 2 vlan capabilities so I can separate out the two subnets.
My subnets never need to talk to each other- well I don't know any reason why they would.
Any ideas on a) which is the best route to go (or a totally different recommendation I have not thought of) and b) hardware recommendations?