Aggregation switches

Depending on the number of users that reside in your LAN, you may need several switches to be operating, and these switches need to move traffic between each other. Therefore, rather than having a daisy chain, which would take more time to move the traffic around, we install an aggregation switch. The aggregation switch connects multiple switches in a mode called link aggregation:

Figure 21: Aggregation switch

Link aggregation is a way of joining Ethernet links together so they act like a single, logical link. If you connect all of the switches together, you can balance the traffic among these links to improve performance. ...

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