gkw-x at shaw.ca
Fri Dec 2 05:04:58 UTC 2005
Well here's what I'm going to do... From amer.com:
SGD8 - 8 1000meg ports
2xSR24G2 - 2 1000meg ports, 24 100meg ports
So the server will go into the SGD8. Then a line will go out of that
into each of the two SR24G2 - one right in the lab and one in the
library. Then later on I can get a third SR24G2 for the LAC room, and
still have a few ports left on the SGD8 to go to classrooms, though I'm
not sure exactly how that will work.
Does that sound like a good idea? It's $430USD for that hardware. I'm a
little worried about whether it's the right thing for the school. Do you
guys think that switching to this setup will alleviate a huge amount of
the traffic problems they're having? I think the current setup is really
bad. The server puts out 1000megs but it goes right into a 100meg
port... Then all the clients come out of that, plus another line goes
from there to the library, and is further split to all the PCs in there.
I havn't seen it when students are in there but the teachers say it is
barely useable when they're all logged in, and some can't even boot up
while the network is in heavy use.
Jason Straw wrote:
> My suggestion is that if you go above 2 24 port switches... buy a 8 port
> 1000bt switch and link all the 100s to the 1000. my dorm building here
> is on 5 100s with 1000 daisychain... but it was half duplex and things
> got ugly in a hurry. they had to go back and implement a 1000bt switch
> above it.
> gKw-X wrote:
>>That was my original plan but I think it might get messy, especially
>>if they plan to expand upstairs, as there would have to be several
>>outgoing 1000meg cables from the lab. I noticed managed switches are
>>significantly more... I think I'll go with the amer.com unmanaged
>>ones, in total it will only be about $450 or so to wire the place, and
>>that should keep them going for quite a while.
>>Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 15:19, gKw-X wrote:
>>>>Just to give you an idea of numbers, currently they have 18
>>>>computers in the lab and another 8 or so in the library. Eventually
>>>>they will likely have another 10 upstairs, and possibly more in the
>>>>library. Nothing massive, but they want it to run really smoothly to
>>>>keep the parents happy.
>>>For something that size you could probably get by daisy-chaining
>>>the gig ports of 2/24 switches with the server at one end of
>>>the run. You aren't likely to see any performance difference
>>>between managed and unmanaged switches.
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