We recently purchased a Cat 6509-E with all GB so we can connect all servers to this. We also have a 4500 that has the majority of our users connected. Our WAN router is a 3825 (all devices in same data center). What is the best design of connecting all three devices together and which device should be handling the routing? Should the 6509 only be a L2 device? Should I setup Etherchannel (if so, any good sites for this?). Also, can the 6509 run either Cat OS or IOS? Which is preferred?
As Edison has said a lot depends on your supervisor. However if you are connecting your servers to the 6500 and the users to the 4500 it would make sense to have the 6500 do the inter-vlan routing for the server and client vlans.
Use a P2P link from the 6500 to the 3825 router for Wan connectivity. The 3825 should do the Wan routing.
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