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Re: NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?
From: Jake Khuon <khuon () NEEBU Net>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:21:12 -0700

On Sun, 2011-08-14 at 13:11 -0700, Leo Bicknell wrote:

So, there you go, a way to star 8 8-port switches off a central switch
with the remote switches needing no power.  This allows UPS'ing the
central switch only, while knowing they will all stay up.

In some cases, that's not always a great idea.  Consider the situation
whereby a remote "site" served by a remote switch has two or more
network devices that rely on another in a local fashion... such as in
the case of a NAS or SAN serving a local workgroup of machines.  If you
have to take down the central switch for whatever reason then you cut
power to the remote switch and all the associated end-station lose local
network connectivity as well.

Of course you can always resort to manually plugging in the remote
switches.  Can those GS108T-200 perform auto-cutover to AC power?  That
would be ideal.

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