redundant core best practice design

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Apr 20th, 2007

what is the best practice design of having a redundant core switch?

the scenario is;

2 x 6500

2 edge switches in each floor


I have this problem too.
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Amit Singh Fri, 04/20/2007 - 23:37

The best design practice is using 2 fibers/ethernet links from each edge switch and connect the links to each 6500 at the core.Connect inturn both the 6500 to make a traingle. Use the PVST and MHSRP to do the STP load-balancing and L3 traffic load-balancing using MHSRP.

Another option would be to run connect both the edge switches and then inturn run a single link from each edge switch to connect to each core 6500.Again run the STP and MHSRP load-balancing at the core.

HTH,Please rate if it does.

-amit singh

cfajardo1_2 Sat, 04/21/2007 - 06:21

is it possible for you to give me a sample config of both the core switches, configured for a single floor having 2 edge switches.



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