Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:58 PM
We are using a closed network with up to 13 GB switches (unmanaged) and Server 2K3. The switches range from 24 (4) to 16 (1) to 8 port (8) and have found come problems with the network when all computers are on line at the same time. Is there a limitation to the amount of unmanaged network switched on a closed network? The IP range is 172., the majority of machines (105) are Windows XP SP3, DotNet 4.0 and the server we are using is 2K3 R2. Thanks!
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 5:28 PM
You're on the ConfigMgr forum and your question is not related to it. Therefore post your question on XP or Windows Server forums it is better to get an answer.
Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/ | Time zone : GMT+1
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 6:40 PM
Actually, this isn't even a Windows or Microsoft question. And, you really should identify what symptoms you are experiencing. Simply saying "we are having an issue" doesn't mean anything or help anyone to help you. In general, there are no limitations in the number of switches you can have on a network (managed or unmanaged makes no difference as both do the same thing). However, this can be influences by thousands of other factors.
One point to consider though is that if there truly was an issue, how would any large organization manage to network thousands or ten of thousands or more systems together?
You really need to get with your network vendor or a network consultant to help you identify the issues as it could range from a single bad NIC flooding the network with broadcasts, a bad switch dropping packets, routing loops, bad STP configuration, etc., etc. The list is really long.
Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | Twitter @JasonSandys