Folks, in a given MDF, I need to place two 6509 for redundancy. Would you setup such devices on separate racks(perhaps for physical separation), or setting up both switches on same rack is alright? Just want to confirm.
It also helps to think a bit about what you want redundancy to protect you from. Some people want a redundant router or switch because they are concerned about a failure of the networking equipment. If that is what they are really concerned about the separate racks, separate power, etc may be overkill"
Rick, Im not sure I see the logic in that. Yes, the client may be concerned that one switch/router may fail, and therefore, wants another as a back up.
But what is the point of having spent, oh, I dont know, $50,000 on a backup switch, just to lose it, too, because both switches were plugged into the same $5 AC breaker that popped? Having redundant power source for "power diversity" is never overkill.
The client doesn't always know what is best for them, which is why they hire us. :-)
Mr. News, I dont ant to belabor the point, so the answer to your question is yes, separate racks if you have them.
HTH, if so, please feel free to rate this post.