I am working with a web marketing startup that is transitioning to a larger building and am tasked with designing the network from scratch. I am more of a hardware guy and do NOT have a background in Network Administration so I am looking for advice on how to proceed with this portion of the project.
I'm looking for the best way to create a scaleable network, that's easily manageable and provides room for things like VoIP and local network services (print servers etc...)
We have now purchased a Layer 3 Blade Switch (modular, 288 ports)
Is this a good plan or best practices???
1.) Divide office into small networks (subnets?) using VLANs. This keeps broadcast noise manageable on each VLAN.
VLAN 1 (Servers, Printers etc..) : 192.168.1.xxx
VLAN 2 (Engineering Users): 192.168.2.xxx
VLAN 3 (Sales/Marketing Users): 192.168.3.xxx
VLAN 4 (Management Users): 192.168.4.xxx
VLAN 100 (Phones): 192.168.100.xxx
VLAN 200 (WiFi): 192.168.200.xxx - 192.168.205.xxx
2.) Setup static routes on the switch to route between VLANS
What IP Scheme do I use? Do I just stick with 192.168.x.x or do I go with 10.x.x.x ? I know there are Class A, B and C ip ranges - but I don't really know what that means or when to use which...
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