I am new to do practical implemention of data networking so have few small small questions, hope someone will help me.
I have two racks in which i have servers, Rack 1 is active and rack 2 is secondary.
on rack 1 i have one L3 switch and same as in rack 2
Customer network has Layer 2 architecture, my two switches will go to core switches for the access to AD/firewall/ and other applications
now i have created 2 vlans on both switches, nic 1 from one server in rack 1 is going to Vlan 1 of switch 1 and nic 2 is going to Vlan 2 of switch 2 of rack 2. and same for rack 2 components...
First question..is this design good?
2) how to do communication b/w two switches? is it via cross cable ? or should i use gig ports?
3) if cross cable than i have to make that port on both switches as trunk.?
currently all the ports are access.
4) which port/link will goto core switch? will this port be trunk as well?
as of now i have these questions, please help..