We need the following switching Network at our office.
1. Access-Layer switches are being connected to User Workstation.
2. Severs are being connected to Core-Switch + 2 more Switches ( Please see the Attached diagram)
Right now we plan to have redundancy in the network. we are going to have one more Core Switch in the network and all access-layer switches are planned to have fiber uplink to both switches.
Please clarrify me the following doubts.
1.Since we have many servers connected to current Core Switch ( cisco 4507) while planning redundancy (HSRP) how can we design the network? do we need to shift the servers to a different switch or we can still have these servers in the core switch and plan for redundancy?
2.Is there any better way we can achive the redundancy?
Thanks for all your help.
your action plan looks like reasonable.
investigate if servers can have a second NIC to be used for active/standby NIC teaming this would allow you to deploy cabling to standby NIC of each server.
be aware that different server vendors use different names and different teaming methods.
See this as a possible improvement.
Hope to help