We have a managed switch that has been installed by phone engineers as part of our new IP phone system.
The switch in question is a Nortel 2550T-PWR
Ethernet Routing Switch 2550T-PWR with 24 10/100 ports (12 ports support PoE), 2 combo 10/100/1000/SFP ports, 2 1000BaseT rear ports and 46cm stack cbl, with stacking pre-enabled. Incl Base S/w Lic Kit. [RoHS 6/6 compliant].
The PoE ports are used for the IP phones and the rest of for workstations that are not daisy chained to the IP phones.
I am using (after some expert advise) the two gigabit ports to connect our two servers. One is our domain controller and the other is a unix server running our patient management system.
I was wondering what the 'official' purpose of the gigabit ports actually are? Are they for exactly what I'm using them for, servers? Should they be reserved for daisy chaining other switches to stack them up?