Laptop cabinets with switches...
We're looking at buying 8 laptop cabinets, with 30 laptops in each. The ones we're looking at, apparently come with a built in switch and "Data Transfer Mode".
Does anyone have any idea how this DTM works? I can't find much technical information about it, but apparently it allows you to WoL the laptops and transfer data/updates to them from within the cabinet... We run a Cisco managed network, catalyst 2960 switches, 5407R L3 core, and I am struggling to understand the implications of plugging a 24 port unmanaged switch into a 100mbit uplink to our switching infrastructure, and considering the effective linespeed of said switch, wouldnt it take days to transfer the required amount of data to 30 laptops needing a full suite of software/updates etc??
Would I be expected to daisy chain 1gb trunk links between each cabinet, replacing the standard unmanaged netgear switch with a 2960 so that I can connect it to VTP and have our VLANS spanned across them etc?