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Configuring 6224 and 8024F

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Configuring 6224 and 8024F

  • I have a 6224 and a 8024F. I am looking for some suggestions on how to connect the two switches. The 6224 has two 10 GB optical modules. The network is used for numerical modelling, both as a cluster as well as serially, hence have both 1Gb and 10 GB nodes. 10GB Nodes use Intel AT2 NICs, servers use dual sfp+ intel x520. Transfer file sizes are 1-20 Gb so I use jumbo packets. Should I lag the optical ports on the 6224 to the 8024, or can I stack the 6224 with the 8024F? Also what settings on the switches will optimize throughput?
  • Hello,

    the 6224 and 8024F cannot stack with eachother (the 8024F can't stack at all). I would lag the 10gig connections if you need the throughput, or consider stacking 2 6224s and LAGing the 10gig connections (1-2 from each switch) to the 8024F so that you maintan resiliency in the event that a switch fails....

    all depends on what you are trying to achive i guess....

    Jumbo frames is a good idea for those backend type networks, i also try to do the "sdm prefer ipv4" if your network is not using ipv6 and then try disabling all the default protocols that are not in use (LLDP, etc)

    Regards,
    Blake