I have servers in 2 different locations.
The setup is:
The 4 linksys switches are all on the same sub-network. The link between the 2 data centers are provided by the collocation company.
So when I have a server on 1 linksys switch trying to contact a server on another, it's going on the Netgear and either going back to the other Linksys or the other data center.
There are also several more switches on different sub-net and the Netgear is VLAN tagging them.
QUESTION : I'm replacing the Linksys by Cisco 2960S. I want to know if I can link 2 switches on the same side with another cross cable or straight thanks to auto-MDIX, will it create a loop ? Everything will be GE, I don't need any trunk for faster speed.