With a branch size of about 50 I think it will not make a significant difference. The diagram shows 2 access layer switches connected to a single distribution layer switch. In that situation I believe that it is best if the distribution switch is a layer 3 switch and is doing routing for inter vlan communication. In this way the layer 3 switch carries responsibility for routing within the branch and the router is able to focus on routing for outside of the branch.
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 customers befor...
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In this session you can learn more about Layer 3 multicast and the best
practices to identify possible threats and take security measures. It
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