switch failover

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Jul 7th, 2008
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Posted by: musumani.woods - Jul 7, 2008, 4:18am PST

I have four switches, 2 cisco 2960 and 2 dell powerconnect 5324 that are redundant to each other. All switches have a physical connection to each other. Currently when one switch goes down I have to manually failover to the second switch. Can I do a automatic failover similar to hsrp with cisco routers. Will the automatic failover work with different switches, Dell and Cisco.

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What type of failover are you looking for?

If you have STP enabled on the switches, make sure you set it up properly so that if one switch goes out the traffic automatically gets re-routed (up to a 30 second loss).

As for the Dell switches, I'd get rid of them and get another pair of Cisco swithces :-)


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