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what the best practice to create vlan for 130 users

4506 switch with 6*3524 inline power. We have around 130 IP phones will connect to 3524. What's the pratical way to divide them into VLAN from performance point? 1 vlan or 2 vlan? Thanks

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Re: what the best practice to create vlan for 130 users

One voice vlan for phones and gateways, one management vlan, and one or more data vlans. You can keep the voice servers in a separate vlan as well.

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Re: what the best practice to create vlan for 130 users

From a design perspective, the users should be segmented into VLANs based on their workgroups and the type and amount of traffic internal and external to those workgroups. Also, it will depend on if you are using Layer 3 switching or routing to those workgroups.

Ultimately, each workgroup should be separated into a VLAN to segment them and keep their traffic patterns and bandwidth usage manageable. Your central servers should be placed in a VLAN with larger redundant aggregate links (1000baseT) and you could use layer 3 switching to effectively bring in file/print traffic to the server VLAN.

It also helps from a management perspective to also separate your voice, data and wireless traffic so that you can tag and apply adequate QoS and security policies as necessary.

Pat

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