Recently we purchased 5 servers. It has 4 10GB ports + 1 1GB Management port, as follow:
4x 10GB ports per server (2x traffic, 2x ISCSI), and (1x 1GB management port)
However, we are trying to see if it's possible to connect these servers to a 1G switch, since they are not the same.
1G Switch vs 10G server ports
Now, my questions is, would it see a mismatch and basically nothing but errors in the communication?
I know some server boards are hard coded to run 10G but I believe most can downgrade to match the switch port. However if it can't upgrade, what would be the best solution?