We are planning a multicast video network comprising of a pair of Catalyst 6500s in the core, and fiber optic access rings with Catalyst 2960s (VLAN traffic separation) to connect the camera feeds (approx. 200 MPEG-4 streams). Recorders and displays will be located in the core site, there will be no receivers of the streams out on the access switches.
Now the video guys say the 2960 will be flooded - the multicast traffic could kill the switch !
Q: Do we need to redesign our access rings with another product?