Vlans, clustering and loadbalancing on cisco cat 3560g
Posted on 2006-11-17
Hi networking gurus,
I need to setup 3560g switches with multiple vlans. We would like to setup switches in cluster mode (2 switches for each cluster mode) with etherchannel for clustering and load balancing, and also provide nic teaming. I have configured switches, but don't know if they are configured properly. Questions I have:
-If the vlans don't span to other switches, do we still need to configure vtp domain name. What's the significance of vtp domain anyway? Is it a requirement if vlans span on multiple switches. In my case, is it requires for clustering.
-Can loading balancing be configured in cluster mode, specially if nic teaming is desired?
-How does both clustering and load balancing works, and how to configure loadbalancing with clustering?
-what's the best way of verifying that clustering, loadbalancing and nic teaming is configured properly in the test enviroment.
-Also these switches will be connected to firewall interfaces, currently switches connected don't configured as in trunk mode connected to juniper firewall interfaces. Do you think if I configured ports as trunk port on switches which connect to firewall, should still works fine. It would be difficult to test in production environment.
I know it's a long list, but your help will be appreciated.