Pls can anyone explain what is meant by the 7 Switches diameter recommended by Cisco?
I have about 2 core switches with 10 switches connected into each of them in an uplink. Then on one of the core Switch, I have a 1GB link to about 10 other switches in chain fashion.
Where do I get the 7 switches? I do not want to exceed but how to I count this diameter?
If you have a core switch and connected to this switch are 10 switches so each switch has one connection to the core switch this is a diameter of 1.
It's not the number of switches it's how the are connected. So
core switch -> switch1 -> switch2 -> switch3.
If you have switches connected in the above fashion then your diameter is 3.