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howto cascade DELL Switches:
PowerConnect 5224 and PowerConnect 5324 on the same network?
at the moment both switches are connected via ports 1/1 with a straight Network Ethernet Cable RJ45
do I need create VLAN and setup Link Aggregation Lacp on these ports?
and what about Spanning Tree?
should be switched off on these ports?
You should not need to setup any sort aggregation or anything of the like, unless you wish to replicate all data from all the ports onto the other switch (then at that point, why have a switch?). That is, unless you intend to have an IDS set up on one of the ports.
STP could be turned off, since you only have the two switches since you won't be running into any loops with just the two. But, it's not *that* much overhead to run it for only the two. I'd keep it on just for the fact that you may forget it's turned off if you add any more switches.