Just purchased 1/2 a dozen SG100-24 switches which I was planning to use in our switch rack and uplink into our HP Procurve switching backbone ... but when I connected port 24 up ... nada ... nothing ... doesn't light up ... no traffic.
In the past we had used the SR2024 switches, which uplinked through port 24 just fine. However the SR2024 has reached end of life and my supplier is telling me that the SG100-24 is its replacement.
Can anyone shed any light on what's going on? Does the SG100-24 only provide uplink through the miniGBIC ports and NOT through the port 12 and port 24 gigabit ports? Should I be buying a different model of switch? Or is there a 'trick' to get it working?
I know its not a patching to upstream switching issue, because I can plug a laptop into the same patch panel port as I am trying to use for the SG100-24's uplink and its connecting me up just fine.