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?