Network configuration

Hello,

I will be building a new network shortly and I need some feedback from you.

There will be two routers, one for the MPLS and the other for the Internet.

We will also have a pair of firewall for the internet traffic and two Cisco 4510R switches.

I will be connecting two switches using trunk between the sup module and configure routing (OSPF) on the Switch A.

I was thinking about connecting MPLS to Switch A and Internet to Switch B to balance the traffice on the switches.

Is that a good practice or should I just connect both MPLS and Internet to Switch A and configure OSPF on Switch A and use Switch B as layer 2?

Note that all users will be connecting to both Switches with different VLANs.

Please help me making a decision.

Thank you.
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Craig BeckCommented:
What sups do you have?  It might be a better idea to configure VSS.
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InfamusAuthor Commented:
WS-X45-SUP7-E
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Craig BeckCommented:
VSS is possible then. It would simplify core configuration and routing, while offering better redundancy options.
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Ricardo MartínezInformation SecurityCommented:
MPLS and Internet should be connected to a routing capable devices, such as one router or firewall. OSPF has to be configures on that device too, to route between the VLANs and the MPLS network(s) and you have to set as default route the Internet port, so any other traffic would be redirected to internet.
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InfamusAuthor Commented:
Erickbeck, can you give me a configuration example?  I never configured VSS before.

Thanks.
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InfamusAuthor Commented:
Ricardo, I mentioned that these are 4510R switches which is layer 3.   I also am upgrading to IPbase license to support dynamic routing.
Thanks.
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Craig BeckCommented:
Here you go... (it will explain much better than me)

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-29472
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