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The best way to connect switches in the network?

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    I’ve got some basic network question. My network is devided over 2 floors, wich are connected through a fiber backbone. On both floors I have 3 Cisco Catalyst 2960G switches. These switches contain fiber ports.

    What is the best way to connect these switches? On each floor, connect the first switch to the fiber backbone. Connect the third switch to the second, and the second to the first…. all with fiber? Or is there a better way to get optimal performance?

    Is it a smart thing to configure my fileserver and SharePoint server with two NICs…. Connect 1 NIC to a switch on the first floor, and the other NIC directly on the backbone (UTP) to the second floor? Or is that not gonna work?

    Any advise is welcome here!

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