I tried t ping the edge switch from the router and i am able to ping if i mention the source ip address (either the exit interface or the loopback address)
i thought connecting the edge switch to the 2nd switch could solve this problem because when i try to connect a server on the edge switch i am not able to ping the server from the router but able to ping the router from the server.
Connecting back to back L3 switch via routed port is not a good practice.
In a enterprise netowrk architecture, there will be multiple access switches connected to primary L3 switch as well as Secondary L3 Switch.
If one or more access layer link connected to primary switch fails, then the traffic from access layer to secondary L3 switch and it will pass to primary L3 switch.
In this scenario between primary L3 switch and secondary L3 switch should handle those traffic and it should have a more link capacity,so that we are in the position to bundle the multiple links into one etherchannel and that should be L2 trunk.
In your scenario you can create etherchannel or single link as a trunk link.that will solve your problem.
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