Please bare with me as I am new to the Cisco Stacking technology. Currently we have two Cisco 2960x switches installed linked with a Flex Stack Plus cable and technology forming a logical Unit. Two uplink cables connecting to the uplink core switch. We are going to install one more 2960x switch and join the Stackable group with 3 Stackable swithes. Assuming that there is only "One VLan" across all 3 switches (Switch 1, switch 2 and switch 3 from top to bottom).
Question 1 : Since we only have two uplinks cables to the upstream core switch, if we connect a Server to the physical switch 3 that has No uplink cable connected, will there be any network signal coming from the upstream core switch ?
Question 2 : Assume we have configured Channel Group to the Cisco 2960x ports, if we plug in two cable from a HP server to Switch 1 /Switch 2, Switch 2/Switch 3 or Switch 1/Switch 3. If disaster occur and either Switch 1, Swith 2 or Switch 3 is down will there be any resilience exist on this design.
Appreciate your kind support and comments in advance.
Patrick (HKGovt IT Dept)