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Connecting more than four HPE 1950 switches

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I want to connect together six of HPE 1950-48G-2SFP+-2XGT switches. Looks like the maximum number that can be stacked together with the IRF stacking system is four – so there’s too many switches to stack.

I don’t want to buy the fiber modules.
I want to connect each switch via the 10Gb connections, with redundancy for the other switches if one fails.

I’m thinking to connect them in a ring like this –

Switch 1 10G port A to Switch 2 10G port B
Switch 2 10G port A to Switch 3 10G port B
Switch 3 10G port A to Switch 4 10G port B
Switch 4 10G port A to Switch 5 10G port B
Switch 5 10G port A to Switch 6 10G port B
Switch 6 10G port A to Switch 1 10G port B

Would that work?

Any other configuration changes I need to make, eg enable MSTP to deal with the loop, LLDP etc?


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