[unisog] Intelligent Patch Panels

Michael Holstein michael.holstein at csuohio.edu
Tue Sep 20 15:23:01 GMT 2005

> It may actually be cheaper to put enough managed switches in your closet to 
> handle all the possible connections and have them all connected.  Then when 
> you need to enable a port or change the subnet - you just log into the switch 
> and make the changes.

Indeed ... for the 200 device lab mentioned, you'd only need (at 
maximum) 400 switchports. This assumes you'd be using the switches ONLY 
to cross-connect to another device. The cross-connects could all be done 
with VLANS.


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