We have been provided with a bit complex proposal by our 'independent' system integrators.
I call it complex because I see that they have incorporated a distribution layer, a core layer and another server farm switches into the design of our Local LAN which encompasses a 17 floor building with about 250 nodes / floor.
I do understand that this is a generic Cisco SME/Enterprise design which has been put forward by these guys but our requirements are simple.
As mentioned above, it's going to be a single building with 17 floors and each floor having about 250 normal windows XP Pro users, I don't foresee the need for more than a gigabit uplink from each IDF to core leave aside a distribution set of switches.
On the contrary, these guys are proposing 10G uplink from all.
Is 10G / Distribution layer a norm these days?
Disregarding the need for VoIP and Wireless (we might not be considering it at this stage), please take another quick look at the diagram and advise on any anamolies you might see.
Least oversubscription and security for server farms is one of my concerns.
Any/all comments would be much appreciated which might help us in getting a more economical but equally efficient solution.