Best Practice: LAN / Network Design (IP Addressing) for 350 User NEW BUILDING.
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.