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Two 6509 Switches

I have (2)6509 and (2) 4006 switches. I want to connect (2) 6509 switches in a redundancy environments that will allow second switch to go active if primary one fails. What is the easiest way to do it. I believe I just change the priority for one of the switches to make it a primary and the second with be in standby mode.

For 4006 switches, I will connect them to (2) 6509 and change the pathcost on the ports which will be connecting to the standby switch.

Is it the right approach? please also help with the configuration links

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Re: Two 6509 Switches

Have a classic triangle network. Connect the 2 CAT6500's together and have the 4006's dual connected to both core 6500's. Make one 6500 STP root adn the other the backup root.

Use uplinkfast on the 4006's to decrease failover time. Also if you have the luxury, use etherchannels to connect between switches. You can find more info