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Need ur opinion...


1) First question, What the best Backbone & layer 2 switch (must support Trunking) i'll buy on this scenario

Backbone Switch(support ACL)locate at Server room

Layer 2 Switch (support Vlan)use for every floor Switch.

For Example for backbone, we configure 6 Vlan with different IP address.

For each Floor we configure Different Vlan Example

first Floor on ly have 2 Vlan ( Vlan 1 and Vlan 3).

2nd Floor only 3 Vlan ( Vlan 1 3 and 6).

and same other....which configure different Vlan.

2 ) Second question, is there a way that we can configure Trunk Vlan to make backbone and layer 2 switch communicate because each Floor only have one cat6 cable to connect to backbone switch..?

3) Can we assign Ip address of each Vlan to become a gateway for each pc assign on the Vlan..?

Thanks in advance


Re: Need ur opinion...

HI, [Pls Rate if HELPS]

Backbone Switch:

CISCO Cat 4000 Series Switches

L2 Switches:

CISCO 2950 Switches

Eg: Trunk Scenario

Floor I port 1/24 (trunk) ==> Server Room

Foor III port 1/24 (trunk) ==> Server Room

Trunk Port:

>> Will carry all VLAN Traffic to the Server Room Backbone Switch

Eg: VLAN as Gateway Scenario

VLAN2: (Subnet)


VLAN3: (Subnet)


The 1st IP Address of each VLAN Subnet can be used as VLAN Router IP and same as GW for CLients.

Hope this Helps

Pls Rate if HELPS

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R

New Member

Re: Need ur opinion...


thanks for a quick reply, btw can we used CISCO cat 3560 as a Backbone switch..

Re: Need ur opinion...

HI, [Pls Rate if HELPS]

Go-ahead and pls see it supports all your Backbone Requirements as planned.

Organization Size / Density: Medium-Sized means it is recommended.

Refer link below for CISCO Cat 3560 Data Sheet:

Pls Rate if HELPS

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R