We have Cisco 3560 switch within our LAN, which connects to a modem and through the fibre network to the service provider. This switch does the internet routing for our network.
We have PDC Windows 2008 server , which is also our DHCP server.
I have observed that the LAN port of the DHCP server is connected to one of the port in the Cisco 3560 switch.
We have another Cisco Core switch and on this switch all the remaining servers LAN ports get connected and also the uplinks from other segment comes and gets connected to this switch.
So there is also a RJ45 cable patched between the Core and the Cisco 3560.
I am not clear as why the DHCP LAN port is patched into the Cisco 3650 rather than the Core switch.
We have been allocated 10.14.116/22 to our network and the scope 10.14.116.1 - 10.14.119.254 is configured on our DHCP server.
I am not able to understand this connectivity. Please tell me technical how it works.
Any tutorial or link to understand this type of infrastructure connectivity will be great.