Good day guys
I have already installed my first 6248 switch on the network in the server room. This is a stand alone unit
Recently I have also purchased a second 6248 switch to be implemented onto my network. But these 2 switches will only be connected via fibre converters and a fibre line
So no stacking is being done
Are there any specific settings that I must check to ensure that they both operate fine on the same network without "conflicts" or stuff like that?
For instance i need to give the second PC6248 a different IP address from the existing one?
Any other features that needs to be set in order to prevent "disaster" :)
With two identical switches, make the connection and they will start communicating. I would look at what the current 6248 configuration is, and if you have certain VLANs, security setting, etc, then it may be a good ensure the new switch is aware of those. It is a good idea to set your management VLAN with it's own IP address so you can access that specific switch for management.
Keep us updated on how the deployment goes.
6248 spec sheet.
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Thank you for the prompt response and documentation.
Just a question regarding another topic.
I have purchased a 1Gb SFP fibre module for my dell switch and was wondering if this 1Gb SFP is the fastest module that i can purchase. Are there any 2 or 4 or 10GB modules that I can use for my Powerconnect 6248?
I will keep you guys posted on the deployment. Currently there are no security features that im using (Vlans etc) so this is a straight forward switch for connectivity
10 Gigabit Ethernet
The PowerConnect 6200 will add 10 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities to the 6xxx Layer 3 family. The switch will be able to support up to four 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks for connectivity directly to core equipment such as 10GE routers, Enterprise Backbones and Data Centers.
10GBaseT module = part number X901C
The SFP+ 10GE module provides 2 SFP+ ports capable of supporting 10G-BaseSR, 10G-BaseLR, and 10G-BaseLRM optical transceivers, as well as Active and Passive Direct Attach Copper cable assemblies.
1000SX SFP module = Part number HHM9W
Hope this info helps.