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Is meshing switches as easy as as running additional fiber and trunking the ports?

I have a hub and spoke topology. I also have a couple of switches connected to other switches and not home run back to the core. Can I simply run additional fiber from the "extended" switch back to another switch and trunk the ports?

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Generally, the answer is yes.  Also, if you're not running multiple VLANs, you don't even need to trunk.  If you do have multiple VLANs, consider pruning.

For performance, if possible, avoid long daisy chains of switches; try to keep to a hierarchy.

Lastly, redundancy, i.e. using multiple paths, creates additional considerations for how you might want to interconnect switches.

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Thanks Joseph.

Thanks Joseph.

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