I am setting up a CAN with 6 buildings serving as student dorms and a 7th building as the core with the ISP dmarc. Each dorm building will have 2 access layer switches and then 2 core switches with fiber to the core building. I have two basic design questions.
1. I plan on setting up each building (50 users each floor) as a single vlan. Would it be better to set each up each switch in transparent mode for the vtp mode? I don't see why each switch would need to hold 6 or more different vlans that no ports will be assigned to.
2. There will be a 4 core fully meshed switches connected to 2 redundant routers at the core. There are a couple of service type servers at the core as well. I plan on setting up layer 3 routing on the core switches in the core building only and leave each switch in the other buildings (including those with fiber back to the core) as layer 2 only. I figure the core switches could forwared dhcp broadcast to the servers therefore offloading this function from the routers. Since there will be little to no traffic between vlans or rooms, most traffic I figure will be internet traffic (other than dns/dhcp services at the core)