I know the title says a lot but I am currently working on designing a new network with cisco's traditional 3 tier model except with the option of using the routed access model, i'm a bit confused on how I should approach it.
First off after looking at the diagram you will notice a bunch of trunk ports. The reason they are trunk ports and not routed ports is because each server will be dual homed. I'm not sure I have an option here to use the "routed access layer" because of this.
Secondly I am unsure of whether I should be using SVI or routed ports for the distribution to core connectivity. I believe routed ports is the way to go but I would greatly appreciate opinions and the reasoning behind them.
I would also appreciate anyone willing to comment on this portion of the design.
There are other pieces I didn't include in this diagram (i.e internet, extranet, vpn, etc)
Thanks to anyone willing to assist.