HP Procurve 2510G-24 x 2 Port (For Servers) and 2 x HP Procurve 2510-48 Port 10/100 (For Desktops).
Topology is like :
Patching is terminated on 2nd floor and the servers are located on the 1st Floor. Basically the servers are connected on the wall sockets (rj-45 outlet) on 1st Floor.
We need more ports downstairs, so we are planning to install ONE 2510G-24Port downstairs and One upstairs so that we can connect these two switches with some sort of port bundle / trunk so we get more throughput.
I am planning to connect the switch(24Port 2510G) to the wall socket 1 and 2, bundle two ports on the switch as 1 (so 2Gb pipe) and then do the same upstairs, so we get a 2Gb trunk between these two switches.
how would I bundle two ports together on each switch and make them appear as ONE for more speed?
we don't need vlans. we will then configure the two 2510-48Port 10/100 switches with our desktop lan and one cable from 2510-48 to the server switch upstairs (2nd floor).
can I bundle up 4 ports on these two procurve, so 4Gb throughput ?
Also LACP and trunking - is this the same thing or two different things and when would i want to use LACP ?
would you have any recommendations as I am going to connect two switches together, one downstairs (where the servers are) and one upstairs (where the patch termination is)
Any thoughts on this ? I am new to Procurve but they seem quite feature rich. these are Layer 2 switches managed.