I want to set up a fast network and am considering options.
I want a backbone switch that connects all my switches together. I can see options for SFP / SFP+ ports. Some SFP ports are 1 or 2 Gb from what i can tell and 10Gb SFP+ ones are expensive. Is it worth me maybe just using 2gb SFP ports to 2 - 4 smaller switches as to allow for up to 4/8GB across the network at lower costs?
How also is best to connect these together I have been in the past connecting a single link from a main switch holding servers and routers etc to the end user switches. I am seeing videos however on youtube like this:
These seem to show the switches connecting in a triangle or star shape depending how many switches and each switch is interlinked giving more than one route. So want to check this is possibility on just Managed switches and does it need much configuration?
I am thinking something like this but should the 24 port switches be connected together as the youtube video guy suggests and could i possibly use LACP insteap of the SFP / SFP+ for similar performance just need a lot more ports on the Main switch?
I'm not interested in what products to be used here but want them speced similar to below:
But to cut costs (And as possible above is overkill i think) i am trying to find LACP alternative and am looking at the spec required for main switch to get the most out of something like the below with LACP support:
I'm also confused if the combo ports are only ports than can support LACP and seem to indicate if combos with SFP port so would need a main switch with 2 x sets of those exact combo ports?