Greetings, ive recently been tasked with putting together a new switched infrastructure for approx 1500 users and would be grateful for some clarification and or advice on what ive come up with so far.
Im looking to base the solution around a two layer design with two Cat 6500's at the core and multiple 3750 switch stacks for access connections with dual uplinks one to each of the 6500 core switches as per the diagram. The primary link would be a 10Gb/s uplink and the second a 1Gb/s uplink for redundacy.
From reading several of the SRND guides in reference to a solution such as this it had lead me to ask a number of questions which I would be grateful if they could be answered based on the fact that we would like to use the standard image on the access switches rather than the enhanced for sake of cost.
My initial thoughts were to use routed point to point interfaces for uplinks to the core switches in combination with RIPv2 on both the core and access switches.
Each vlan on the access switches would have an IP address on its own subnet assigned which in turn would be advertised into RIP. I don't believe that sub second convergence time would not be of concern in this scenario. Each vlan would be configured with a helper address to point to a centralised DHCP server for the network.
The core switches would be configured in VTP server mode and the access switches in VTP transparent mode.
The access switches would run RSTP with the two 6500's acting as the primary and secondary root bridges.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated, im yet to get into an ip addressing scheme but a physical layout would help.