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Best way to connect 2 HP Procurve Switch.

klabacita
Occasional Advisor

Best way to connect 2 HP Procurve Switch.

Hi.

 

I have a network with 78 end stations + 2 servers, I want to use 2 HP ProCurve 1920.

 

What is the best way to connect both switches in the same rack and give me the best performace with cooper?

 

example cross cable using Port 1+Port 1?

 

Any tip will be appreciated, thanks!!!

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johnk3r
Respected Contributor

Re: Best way to connect 2 HP Procurve Switch.

I'm not sure I understand, but I make a Link Aggregation ...

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klabacita
Occasional Advisor

Re: Best way to connect 2 HP Procurve Switch.

 Well, maybe I didn't was to clear sorry.

 

 This is a new world for me.

 

 I can connect 2 switches using the ethernet port with a crosscable.

 

 But Swicthes like HP Procurve have some better ways to communicate between switches.

 

 What is the difference between a crosscable and Link Aggregation?

 

 Trunk is went u want to increase your bandwith between switches?

 

 Thanks for your help.

 

johnk3r
Respected Contributor

Re: Best way to connect 2 HP Procurve Switch.

With the Trunk on ProCurve, you increase the bandwidth communication.

example:
You use two interfaces on each switch to the trunk, then you will have a 2GB communication channel. If happens physical problem in some of these interfaces, the communication continued working, now in 1GB speed.

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johnk3r
Respected Contributor

Re: Best way to connect 2 HP Procurve Switch.

And as the Trunk you'll have a single logical port for STP ...

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klabacita
Occasional Advisor

Re: Best way to connect 2 HP Procurve Switch.

 Them u mention Link Aggregation, what is the purpose of this feature compare with the trunk feature?

 Thanks for your time.