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Flat network to Multiple VLANs


We have about 30x 2950-T and 10x 3560 switches. I wish to break our flat network into about 10 VLANS using our 3550 as the VTP server and use Trunking between our switches. Do I put all of our switches into one VLAN seperately from our servers/workstations? Or is there a better way?

Also do the 2950T-24 support stacking as most of our switches are all daisy chained. Anyone have a good solution for me to better implement our switches?

I appreciate your help.


Cisco Employee

Re: Flat network to Multiple VLANs

Its a good idea to have a management VLAN and have all the switches management IPs in that VLAN. Also, you will need a layer 3 switch such as a 3550/3560 to route between your 10 VLANs. The following page should help

2950s do support gigastacking. You might want to refer to our best practices document(written for 6500/4500 but you can use it in for other switches too)

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Re: Flat network to Multiple VLANs

Thanks for your reply.

I will be using a 3550 route our VLANs. The current configuration we are using EIGRP as our routing protocol. Do you recommend this?

Again I appreciate your help

Cisco Employee

Re: Flat network to Multiple VLANs

EIGRP should be fine.