Our network has grown in size with desktops, vDesktops, iPads, and servers. We are in a class C subnet mask.
We implemented 255.255.252.0:
Our company is growing as well as the devices.
I was hoping to do some subnetting because network performance is not the same.
From what I read about subnets is that you can break a network to smaller components to reduce broadcasting traffic and increase performance.
I was thinking about breaking down into subnet the different types of devices, such as:
Desktops (into two different subnets)
What steps should I do for a successful implementation?
What precautions should I take not to damage the network?
We have 6 level-3 switches, each with 48 ports.
In this implementation we can use three of them, those are not being used. Still in the box.
Yes, they are managed switches.
We have two NAS(8 nic ports each).
We have four host machines(7 NIC ports each).
We will be adding another host within two months.
We have about 10 devices, each with one or two nic ports.
We will be adding a new backup device from Barracuda next month.
We run in a VMWare virtualized environment(75% at this time).
We also run our vDesktops from VMware horizon view.
To complement that we use Unidesk as well.
We have two DCs, one is for failover.
How should I start the breakdown?
What is best route for best network traffic?