Folks, from my core/distribution switch I need to serve about (12) cabinets housing (2) 10/100 3750 switches each. On my server room, I will have up to (10) 3750 10/100/1000Mbps connected to servers.
Total of 500 network jacks and 300 access points across a facility. About 400 IP phones. My question is, should I plan to put a couple of Cat 6509 switches as my core/distribution or I should be OK with a 4507?
If I want to support 10Gbps I should be in a better shape with a 6509, right? Moreover, if I want to deploy WAAS or another wide area acceleration appliance in the future, do you agree that I will take advantage if my internal switches connected to servers handle 10Gbps? My main WAN circuit is going to be a fractional T3, C3845 router.
As far as redundancy goes, do you recommend (2) core switches, or just one switch should do since I have redundant power supply, etc?
This environment requires high availability.
Thanks for your amazing help.