Just curious for you opinions on this.
By a best design and for performance what is a general rule of thumb as the number of hosts to have on a L2 broadcast segment?
For example, your typical network with numerous vlans. Say you have all /24's for your vlans. What is the percentage of hosts you will actually typically want to put on the segment. We know you can address up to 254 hosts addresses.
I have heard before a good rule is to top off around 50% to 60% of the total addresses available. I know there are many factors and variables involved such as broadcast generated and un-known unicast, multicasts, etc...