I am new to managed switches. I have a Dell 5448 48-port switch. I would like to configure it as six separate groups of unmanaged 8-port switches. Each group of 8-ports would share all traffic within that group, but be isolated from other groups. I am not using vlans. I am just trying to consolidate several unmanaged switches into one unit.
As a newbie, I am not clear on what feature I should look for and the correct terminology. The manual discusses many topics - vlans, LAG, etc., but none of descriptions seem to match this use case.
Is it possible to use the 5448 switch in this way, and if so, what's the simplest way to configure it?