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Questions tagged [uplinks]

For questions about Uplinks on network devices. For instance, you are connecting two routers, but you need assistance finding the correct method.

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one uplink, two routers for redundancy

Let's say i have two linux boxes, RouterA and RouterB, both with two NICs (eth0 and eth1). RouterA/eth0 is connected to an internet uplink. RouterA/eth1 and RouterB/eth1 are directly connected. What ...
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Colocation network setup - 2 switches with each 1 uplink - redundant configuration question

I have a question about the network configuration when connecting 2 switches in a colocation rack via 2 uplinks (1 uplink to each switch) to 2 other switches of the datacenter itself. My topology ...
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Must 40/100G uplink ports on a 10G switch be connected to another switch?

I'm looking at a switch like this: https://www.fs.com/products/29123.html It has 48 10-GbE SFP+ ports and 6 40-GbE uplink ports. I would like to use some of these uplinks to cross-connect to another ...
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Can I aggregate multiple uplink ports between Ethernet switches?

Disclaimer: I'm not a network engineer; I just have to try to do a good-enough impression to solve this problem. We have two rooms in our office. In the first, I would like to put a large copper 10-...
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How does link aggregation work in reality?

I'm concerned that I'm misunderstanding how aggregators work in the scenario below: I have a project where I need 40 Gbps links between switches. My plan was to have my three switches use all four of ...
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Multiple uplinks in multiple locations

Our school just received a bunch of hardware from a corporation leaving a location, so now we are upgrading our networking in four classrooms. The rooms have fiber connections to each other. The ...
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Is possible to stack/uplink different brands of switches using SFP?

I'm sorry if it's a silly question but in networking things I'm a complete newbie. We have some switches (DELL) two of them are connected with SFP (fiber) along a long hall, the rest are stacked via ...
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Full-mesh of Access Switches vs. Uplinking to Distribution Switches

I'm reading Cisco CCENT/CCNA guide for Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 100-101 (Odem) Chapter 6 explains that Campus LAN with 2 Distribution Switches and 40 Access switches uses 4 * 40 = 160 ...
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cheaper 40gb optics/uplinks?

I'm pricing out a decent size 10gb network (6-8 ToR switchs) and the uplink costs are a major factor. I figure each ToR switch needs 4x40gb uplinks and you have a cost for the uplink optics that is ...