Customer is looking at layer 3 switching design using RIPv2 between all LAN switches. Would using RIPv2 be a more stable design than using a traditional layer 2 design with MSTP/RPVST+ (see attached diagram).
note: Customer is not prepared to upgrade ios on Access Switches (ip base), so RIPv2 is the only option for dynamic routing.
### Switches ##
Core Layer - 2 * 6500 switches (ip services)
Access Layer - 4 * 3560E switches (ip base)