The best way to tackle your roaming problem is to go for VMPS server and assign VLANs dynamically to the Laptops. Whichever switch port your boss connects to, based on his laptops' MAC address, he gets into the same VLAN and he can maintain his static address even while roaming. The VMPS is a database containing one-to-one mapping between Layer-2 MAC addresses and their authorized VLANs. But you should have a cat-5000 switch as a VMPS server.
As i explain my setup also. i think i hv to change whole setup which i have configured at present. coz i have static ip address to all user's PC. and configured per port for there respective VLAN. I don't hv cat-5000 with me and we can't purchase. wht ever cisco devices i hv i hv to do in that only.
As i told u i hv 6505 2nos. CORE and 3508 for Distribution and 3512,3524,3548 for Accesses Switch's.
It sounds like you will need to deploy DHCP and configure your scope for each vlan such that you reserve the static ip address range and create a small pool of dynamic addresses for your roaming clients. The roaming clients would then be the only dynamic configurations on your network, both at their permanent location and roaming.
On a different approach, if your physical layout is such, that your roaming users go to specific offices at each location, you can just assign those ports in the specific office to one vlan that provides DHCP services. Again, the roaming users local vlan would need to be dynamic also.
One issue with the second option is that you would have a vlan that traverses your entire network, not a good practice in general. But, I have seen it done at many sites.
I have an idea that might help you. What about wireless? Get your roaming
users wireless PCMCIA cards and place access points strategically in your
office. Now, connect the access point to a port in the VLAN you want to use.
You can trunk the wireless VLAN across all your switches. This fits a roaming
user perfectly and is simple to configure. Once your access points are installed, the VLANs stay the same. You can statically address the roaming users or use DHCP, it doesn't matter. Just a thought....
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