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Linking Switches together in series

Carl Morss
Occasional Advisor

Linking Switches together in series

Is there a max number of 2500/2600 series switches that can be chained together in a single direction away from a core switch?

i.e.

Core-Switch1-Switch2-Switch3-Switch4-Switch5-etc
2 REPLIES

Re: Linking Switches together in series

Hi

Generally if you can avoid daisy chaining as much as possible is good.

However in a flat topology you should never exceed 8 switch hops from 1 end of the network to another.

Have a look here:
http://www.its.qut.edu.au/assist/docs/NSP024_building_network_design.pdf
Carl Morss
Occasional Advisor

Re: Linking Switches together in series

Thanks for the link - very usefull