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Network Switching Design

Hi everyone,

My customer presently has one head office , and seven branch offices.

All the branches are intended to be connected to the head office .

The present structure is as follows. All the node points at head office are terminated in fourteen 24 port patch panels mounted inside two 42U Rack in their server room. The fourteen 24 port patch panels are linked to fourteen 24 port Linksys POE switches ( SRW224P-EU) . The fourteen 24 port Linksys POE Switches are finally connected to one  24 port Linksys Gigabit POE switch (SRW2024P). The head office network has IP Phones powered by the POE switches.

All the head office applications presently run on HP Blade Server with fourteen blades.

Each branch office network has average of twenty node points and Linksys 24 port managed switches (SRW224G4P & SR 2024). There is no voice yet on the branch networks.

We have therefore proposed the restructuring of their network into a new topology providing a central core point as against what is presently the status. We intend giving the customer Catalyst 4500 and 3560 switches for the core and distribution area and 2960 for the access layer.

I need your assistance to generate the design structure and the right switch specifications that suit their requirements.


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Re: Network Switching Design

Posted twice - please use the "Switch Design" thread in this same forum for answers.

Many thanks


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