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comment Layer 2 Loop Avoidance: Three Switches in Series
ok thanks. Because of the distances between the switches, I think LAG + STP is the only way to accomplished redundancy, but I appreciate the insight and will mark this as answered (once you rack up a few more upticks :) )
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comment Layer 2 Loop Avoidance: Three Switches in Series
re: STP/redundant designs: can you stack over any medium typically or is there specialized connectivity (i.e. those HDMI looking stacking cables I've seen)? i.e. if switches A, B, C are interconnected via ethernet (CAT5e).
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comment Layer 2 Loop Avoidance: Three Switches in Series
ok, when I was referring to that topology, it's "pre-STP", i.e. if I had just the LAGs (which essentially operate as one logical uplink, correct?) and no STP enabled so far, there indeed would be a loop.
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comment Layer 2 Loop Avoidance: Three Switches in Series
also, the statement "my view of this is that purposely designing a loop in your network design is not a good...". I'm not sure how adding a redundant path with STP is a really designing a loop; I thought that was one of the purposes of STP, was to allow you, in your design, to build in redundancy.
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comment Layer 2 Loop Avoidance: Three Switches in Series
Great answer. Thank you. Couple of things: you say, "Your idea of how the loop will work is incorrect." Are you saying my definition of how I understand a loop (the ARP example above) is incorrect? (cont.)
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comment Layer 2 Loop Avoidance: Three Switches in Series
Nobody wants to touch this?
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