Cisco I mean. Just need to add some resilience to a medium sized branch office with about 250 users spread across 15 switches using uplinks. No VLANS used and I don't need a routing switch. Four or five servers with dual Gbit NICs and some Cisco 2950's and 2960's with Gbit uplinks all to spread across a new stacked pair. As it's a branch office they won't throw any money at it. Thanks.
If you want to use both NICs to forward traffic then you would need to either
1) connect both NICs to the same switch with an etherchannel - this applies to 2900/3560/4500 switches
2) connect both NICs across switches - this applies to 3750 with cross stack etherchannel and 6500 with VSS
However if you simply want to run NIC as active and the other as standby then the 2960 switch will be fine assuming you are purchasing 2 of them and interconnecting them.
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