My company is using catalyst 3650G which we configured to route between vlans. ports 1-12 on the switch are configured to be in vlan 50 which serves as our servers vlan,
port 13-20 are configured to be in vlan 100 in which the 2960 switch connected to (end users are connected here). we have two 2960 swithces and they linked each other via the gigabit uplink port.
port 24 is configured as a routed port and connects to a 2811 router. 2811 router routes to our external branches.
part of the config is shown below:
(config)# int vlan 50
(config-if)#ip addr 192.168.x.x 255.255.255.0
(config)#int vlan 100
(config-if)#ip addr 172.20.x.x 255.255.255.0
(config-if)#ip addr 172.30.x.x 255.255.255.0
We are using static routing to route between the vlans and the external networks.
The network is doing quite fine but I am still looking at how to optimize it and make it more scalable.
We are using the default STP and no VTP configured. No trunk links used.
Please give me your idea of how you think i can improve on what i have. thanks
Yes, there is no problem uplinking each 2960 separately to the 3560 ie. the 2960 switches do not need to be connected together.
If you only have vlan 100 on both 2960 switches then you just need to make sure the uplink ports are in vlan 100 on both the 2960 and the 3560.