Can 1 process panel 800 be connected to a primary and 1 to a redundant 800 control network with 800m controllers
I have a network of three AC866 controllers. All three are connected to an Ethernet switch via CN1 and also connected on this switch are 10 process panel 845's communicating with the AC866 controllers. I know that process panel 845's do not have redundant Ethernet connection ability. So, I am interested in knowing if I add another Ethernet switch as a redundant switch and connect all three of the AC866's to this switch via CN2, can I move 5 of the process panel 845's to the redundant switch (adjusting IP addresses accordingly) will they operate correctly? The rationale behind this is that if one Ethernet switch fails, I still have 5 operational process panels in the field to operate machinery. I recently had the one switch fail on my non-redundant network and all process panels obviously stopped communicating and I was unable to control the process. Will my proposed topology work?
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