Is the root switch being the STP root? say if I use my core switch as my root. Does it mean that If I am cascading down or downlinks to other 6 switches, I am fine? What about the distance? if I am using 100mbps port to cascade or downlink, does it mean that it shouldn't exceed 205meter?
Yes u right u can use upto 6 switches down u r core switch.100 mbps supports up to 100 meters.If u place a switch in this distance u will be fine.if u r going to connect the other switch with the last switch again u can go upto 100 mts.
When you say, if the connection is in full duplex mode, are you referring to the downlinks or cascading link?
My scenario is I have my core switch link to numerous remote racks, some rack is linked to other rack, sometimes more than 3 racks connected through switches before linking back to the core switches. within each rack, there are switches cascading down from the distribution switch, can be as many as 8 switches(sometimes 3com). Is that ok? for all the links, since it is less than 100 meters, we use cat5e cable for that. I am not sure this type of infrastructure will create problem.
Referring to all links really. Your switch links should be running in full duplex mode anyway i would hope. As far as the end host connections these can be full or half altho full is generally better.
If you have a core switch and 6 switches connected into them separately then your network diameter is 1.
If you have a core switch and one switch (SW1) plugged into it and then another switch (SW2) connected to SW1 up to 6 switches then your network diameter becomes 6.
Cisco recommned a maximum of 7, it is a recommendation from years of experience but it is not a hard and fast rule. You can go above it but you may start to see STP (spanning-tree) issues amongst other things.
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