Really it's 6 of 1 and half dozen of the other. I've seen both ways really. Some people have schemes that use only the last address for their SVIs and then the hosts start from 1 up and then there is the other school of thought that use the 1st address from the SVI and set all of the hosts to use that as the gateway. My particular scheme uses the first address in the block on the SVI and then I set aside 99 static addresses for assigning to hosts. If I have hosts on that vlan that need to be assigned an address via dhcp, I'll start my scope at 100 - 254 (for a class c block).
There's really no pro or cons to one way or the other; just be consistent with it to make it easier on yourself and future admins
I normally use the .1, or the first IP address in the case of a non-full class. I do this so that if I expand from say a /21 to a /20 the defaults do not change and nothing has to be skipped or reserved. Just my two cents worth.
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