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Configuring Multiple Cisco Catalyst 2950XL Switches

By fsantos ·
Hello,

I have 2 switches that I want to add on to 2 existing switches already in operation on our rack. I noticed that uplink ports are not provided on the catalyst switches so as to daisy chain the additional switches.

...I figure that the 2 new switches will then need to be connected directly to the main switch....

I understand that these switches out of the box should just work as a regular switch vs. a managed switch..

Some Questions

1. How do I go about installing the additional switches for both scenarios: Regular switch or a managed switch?

2. Are there issues about switches being in server mode? transparent mode? or client mode?

3. How do I properly connect the cables? Will any switch port do or are there specific ports to use?

Hope my questions are understandable and revelant.


Thank you for your help in advance.


Frank

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