Linking Switches

Hi

Could someone please give me a diagram of how they would recommend linking up five HP 2920-48G switches via ethernet cable ?

Much appreciated.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
How would they need to be linked? A switch on each floor or room or something like that?
If you want to link them like that, you can opt to use the 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBASE-T ports...
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Do they have stacking modules? But about your five switches, did you read this:

Stacking capability with a total of four switches
http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/networking/products/switches/HP_2920_Switch_Series/index.aspx#.U_olo2OM3KA
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discoveranotherAuthor Commented:
Yes, they have been configured and stacked at the back. They are all in one cab, just wondered the best way to connect them via ethernet at the front.
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AkinsdNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Stacked switches appear as 1 switch with multiple modules. If stacked correctly, they are already connected. Treat all the switches as one and connect one of the ports to an uplink.

The best way depends on the port you are connecting them to. Let's assume the uplink you're connecting to has 4 available Gig ports. Take 1 port each from the switches and bundle them as an etherchannel port (port channel) to the uplink (also bundled).

This gives you high bandwidth and high availability (redundancy).
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