In this diagram we have 4 Cisco 6500 switch, which are connected via standard 10 GB VSL links. The questions are:
Since we could only have one Active and one Standby, which one of these switches will be VSS Active and which one will be VSS Standby?
Will there be just one Active VSS switch for the all of the 4 switches, or Active/Standby is a per link concept? For example, between Switch 1 and 2 one will become Active and the other one will become Standby. Will the same thing take place between the other pair of switches?
If question number 2 is a correct assumption, let's say that between Switch 3 and Switch 4, Switch 4 becomes Active and Switch 3 becomes Standby. At the same time, if we choose to have Switch 2 as Active between Switch 4 and Switch 2, what will happen then?
How many Active switches is it possible to have here?
What is the common practice, or your personal experience, with regards to utilizing all these switches in a design like this?
I'm so sorry, my mind is so puzzled that I asked all these questions in a row. Actually, it's my new task in hand and I have never ever done such thing before. Please share any kinda link, web page, or reference which you think may be helpful.