There are number of ways to connect the various network switches in a LAN. Stacking a group of network switches to form a single stack unit that can be managed with an individual IP address for all the switches in the stack group would not only make managing a lot of switches easier, it would also introduce switch level and link level redundancy to your LAN. In this article, we analyze the salient points about stacking multiple switches together and how various vendors have implemented it, in order to get a better idea about stacking multiple network switches and its advantages.
This article gives an overview of why manageable switches are required, what features set them apart from unmanaged switches, and why you might want to invest a little more to accommodate managed switches even and especially at the network edge – switches which you use to connect the PC’s.
This article explores the options available for high availability in network switches at the device level, operating system software level, Quality of Service and configuration changes, notification level.