I have attached a simplified network diagram of a network that needs to be implemented.
I have a wireless network that needs to be on the same L2 network, even across multiple L3 switches. The mobile wireless devices are configured with static IP and gateway. The objective is that the mobile devices are able to talk to any other devices on the same or different vlan.
As seen on the diagram, I have configured a single vlan (Vlan 10) spanning multiple Layer 3 switches (prelim selection would be cisco 3560 switches). I know this can be done. My question is, can this vlan have the same SVI (i.e. identical IP address) across all the switches? Or will this result in routing errors? In this example, the mobile devices need to communicate with both the primary and secondary servers. Routing is achieved via Single Area OSPF. The communication should be resilient against switch failure, so in this example, if SW3 fails, mobile devices should still be able to communicate with the primary server via AP on SW1 or SW2.
Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
Unfortunately you won't be able to span same IP address on multiple L3 switches with same area/network.
What you can do is create the SVI on switch 1. This will be your main L3 device on the network unless you want to achieve some kind of redundancy. And then you can create access ports for the individual AP.
Just so I understand correctly, your approach is to create Vlan 10 on all switches, but to assign it an IP address only in SW1.
In this case, if SW1 fails, the mobile devices will only be able to communicate with devices within Vlan 10, not with any other vlans. This is not desirable, as i need to provide redundancy in the case where if any one geographical location is not available, the mobile devices are still able to reach all available Vlans within the network. E.g. if SW1 is not available, the mobile devices should still be able to reach vlan 200 on SW3, either through AP on SW2 or SW3.
Are there any alternative strategies that can be implemented to achieve this?
1) Yes, from the above config SW1 will be the default GW for vlan 10 unless there's an issue with SW1 in which SW2 will take ownership of GW and so on.
2)Yes, you will need to enable OSPF on all switches.
3)There will be no impact, as you will be adding the additional AP as access port on the switch unless you are using multiple SSID/vlan on the AP itself in which you will need to configure same HSRP config for all additional vlan's.
4) Well it depends on your setup. If you have multiple vlans spanning across all 3 switches, you will need to allow those vlan's as well.
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