I want to create a small 10Gbps network where a Netgear XS708E switch connects a Synology DS3612xs NAS to multiple Macs with SANLink2 10GBase-T thunderbolt/ethernet adaptors.
I've read that the switch provides Link Aggregation, but I've never worked with this technology before. All I know is I can create 2 x 10Gbps = 20Gbps connections with it. So it seems interesting!
What I'd like to know before digging in to this is what the possibilities are for doing this. Can I just combine any two ports I like for LA? And, because the switch only provides 8 ports, can I just add another switch and go on with LA on the other switch, so that I will have (for example) 8 LA connections over 16 ports? And is it possible to create one VLAN with multiple switches?