First post here so please be gentle :-)
I'm looking for a bit of advice with a LAN setup I've been tasked with.
The basic requirements are to have a demonstration suite of servers/storage devices networked with internet access with certain devices segmented in different VLANs. Also, a separate VLAN is required for training and meeting rooms which will receive DHCP addresses from a WIN2K3 server.
The kit I've inherited consists of:
1 ADSL Modem/Router
1 2611XM router
2 Catalyst 4006 switches with Supervisor II engines (CatOS :-( ), one with a layer 3 routing module
Several Catalyst 2950/3500xl switches
Netscreen 100 Firewall
F5 Firepass for VPN
After a lot of fun resetting devices I've currently setup the LAN with a router on a stick configuration which routes between different VLANs (on the 3500/2950s) and which has internet access via the 2611 and ADSL modem router in turn. That's about as far as my current knowledge goes I'm afraid!
What I have to do is incorporate the 4006s but I don't really know how to go about it or what's the best way to use them. How would I use them as core switches?
I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction on the best way to connect the switches up, i.e. network design, cabling (fibre uplinks between switches) and some basic configuration advice with the layer 3 routing module.
Any advice will be most appreciated!! It's my first networking job and I'm a bit lost.