|After spending countless hours in computer networking class learning about and playing with Cisco routers, and after getting involved in some of my own networking projects, I decided it was time I owned some real networking hardware. With this device, I'm going to be gradually migrating some of Brick's routing functions. I really look forward to playing with this new toy! :)|
Intel NetStructure 470F 8-port 1000Base-SX Ethernet Switch|
This is my core switch, whose goal is to unify my network on a common gigabit back-end. Before this, my servers had a back-to-back gigabit link for NFS, and my switches had a back-to-back 802.1Q VLAN trunk. Now my network has been brought together, and I can add new gigabit equipment as I see fit.
BayStack 450-24T 24-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch|
This is the box that all my Ethernet links pass through.
It is a managed device, so I can get to it from the console
server or with telnet depending on how I configure it.
Unlike my last managed switch, this one supports all
the bells and whistles, from 802.1Q VLANs to IGMP snooping
I now have two of these switches, with one in my rack and the
other in my wiring closet. They are linked by GigE over Fiber.