MS225; Can 10G uplink ports be used as access ports?
I have a small 1G home lab network that needs 3x 10G ports for two servers and one workstation all connected via fiber. Can the uplink ports on the Meraki MS225-24 be used as access ports? Will there be any deficiency in Meraki's analytics? I've googled and searched Meraki's manuals with no clear answer on whether you can set these ports up as access ports. All I need is 10G from the servers to the workstation as well as the 1G ports being able to access the servers and workstation.
Most of the time, the 2 or 4 SFP+ ports are called uplink ports since they often have higher rated bandwidth for "uplinking" and connect to other switches, usually the distribution switch, heading toward the core or egress device (router).
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While the marketing material does refer to them as uplink ports this isn't actually true as you can use any port of the switch as an uplink port. Uplink is just the defination of the port used as the connection to the next hop.
Bulk upload from workstation to 10G NAS where the other systems on the network must be able to access the data uploaded to the NAS (However they will not need 10G as they will only be accessing a very small portion of the data uploaded.)
That's awesome nothing changes with Meraki! Thanks everyone!