I have 4 BS 470's. Two are 48T's and the other two are 24T's. The two48's are in our main building and the two 24's are in an adjacent building. The pair of devices on each side are stacked.
I have two fiber loops joining the devices together. For a long time, we had both GBICs connected at the same time (one on each unit).
This morning, we came in, and our entire network was down. The activity lights on the ethernet drops were all on solid. After some poking around I decided to yank one of the GBICs out and the network calmed down.
Should one GBIC be active on each of the switches or is it OK to have 2 active (one from-to each switch)??
Is there any aggregate bandwidth increase or fault tolerance gained by having both connected at once?
Alternatively is there any problems with plugging both loops in at the same time?