I am in the process of deisgning and implementing a medium scale network for a client.
There will be one 3560 24p POE switch connected to another 3560 via GBIC.
There is one 2960 48p non-POE switch connected as a relay switch to allow for extra ports, should they be needed.
The goal is to have a few VLANs in place to allow us to run multiple IP ranges.
The office VoIP network on its own VLAN, and place it on the 10.0 network.
The office WiFi on its own VLAN, in the 192.168.0 range, with an additional .168.1 for guest access.
When I look at it, I cant find any reason why it shouldnt work, but I also cant come up with a convincing reason why it should.
I have not touched a switch in three years, so I am at best a bit rusty.
All I am really needing to know is if there is any reason why this wont work, and if not, how can it.
If anyone could assist with this, it would be appreciated.
Since the original post, I have finished a port map that gives me the what-goes-where, but I am still hoping that the VLAN capabilities of the hardware will allow me to create a minimum of three seperate networks on three seperate IP ranges.
Yes the 3560 will be able to route between 3 vlans, that is what a L3 switch does. Simply put you would
1) create the vlan at L2on the 3560
2) create a L3 vlan interface for each vlan on the 3560
3) enable ip routing
that's it. You can then connect the other switches via L2 trunks.