I have 8 switches, 5 in one location and the other 3 all in 3 separate buildings with fibre links from these buildings to the main cabinet. I have a pair of FG-100F's in the same cabinet as the 5 switches and want to know the best option of connecting these.
Im thinking 5 in an IDF ring dual honed to the FG-100F's on 10Gb (top switch/bottom switch). I then need to connect the 3 x 108F's back to the main stack but not sure on the best topology here?
At the moment this is conceptual as im still working out which FortiSwitches to use to replace my Cisco switches but ive already got the Gates. I need 48 ports in the 5 switches in the main cabinet and only 8 port switches in the other buildings (108F's).
Possibility to use 248's in an MCLAG with 3 x 148's in an IDF for the main cabinet? How would i then connect the 3 x 108's back to the main cabinet with resilience? Trying to keep cost down but maintain redundancy. obviously i run out of ports trying to connect all 108's to the MCLAG. I want to use FortiLink and the same VLAN's are present in all locations with fibre connected between locations.