Need help planning cisco switched network
Posted on 2007-12-03
I need help in a recommendation for configuring my network.
currently my network consists of 7 layer 2 switches running on a fiber loop. My goal is to break the network into 2 completely separate networks. Basically each switch will need to have 1 connection plugged into it for one network, and one connection for another network.
So my question is, should I VLAN this or buy some layer 3 switches and do 2 distinct networks? Another requirement is. I can not run another fiber between each switch. SO rather its vlan or routed the single pipe between each switch needs to carry both networks.