I have 8 3550 switches each of which I need to connect to a dual FDDI ring, but am unsure whether I can connect them to the FDDI ring via their 1000Base-SX modules, and switch vlan traffic between them. I want to have vlan1 for management and vlan2 for all devices on all switches. This way I can use the CMS - Cluster Management software to manage all the switches.
Do I need a router to switch vlan traffic between switches because of the FDDI media, or can I just have one broadcast domain across the FDDI ring? Are there any encasulation issues or could I just have the links to the FDDI ring as ISL trunks?
The other option I think I have is to enable routing on all switches, segment the switches in to 3 vlans, connect them to the dual FDDI ring and route traffic between vlans with the switches setup for HSRP and Ip addresses on the 1000Base-SX interfaces.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3. 16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are looking for early feedback from custome...