Given that the 9 switches are 1 logical switch from a config point of view is it possible to set each one up with VLANs as described? Yes - you would create the vlans on the master switch. The assign the relevant interfaces into the speicifc VLAN you want.
Do you think there will be a performance benefit of having mulitple VLANs - or do you think just 1 voice and 1 data VLAN will suffice? - for eas of troubleshooting - data vlan and voice vlan. If that is all you have keep it simple. if you have to segregate inter-vlan traffic, then do so.
Is the benefit of the "3 switches in a stack group" configuration you propose to tolerate a switch failure? Yes - only if you want a vlan/ip subnet per switch. If you decide with only 2 vlans, stack all 9.
However if you want to add a 10th switch, you cannot - 9 is the max limit in a stack group.
Another option could be 1 stack of 5 switches, and the other stack of 4 switches. So you could add 4 switches to stack 1 and 5 switches to stack 2.
I always try to plan for the future.....people allways need more ports!!!!
In one of my offices, I have 22 switches, in various stack configurations - mainly 3 switch stacks. All switches have VoIP phones connected, with a PC connected to the phones?
All stacks are in seperate racks, with seperate power and UPS.
If you bundle all switches into 1 stack and all in 1 rack, all connected to the same power - where is your resiliance? Your stack is a single point of failure?
What are you using for Layer 3 routing? A seperate router or the 3750 MLS? Are you connecting the layer 3 into the stack? Is your stack going to provide Core<>Dsitribution<>Access layers all in one go?
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