our topology is that, core is 6500 which's one module is 1g and it's port is set vlan directly use one 1G utp cable (only one cable)
connect to 2960s-48T on each floor.
interface gigabitethernet 5/9
switch mode access
switch vlan 9
interface gigabitethernet 5/10
switch vlan 10
Every floor is only one vlan. ex, 10f is all vlan 10 and 9f is all vlan 9.
there are one 2960S-48T and five 2960-24T on each floor.
how to connect these switches effectlvely?
a. one by one
b. one to many
2960s-48t ->2960-24t ->2960-24t ->2960-24t ->2960-24t
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As Reza suggested, connecting all the switches directly to 6500 is the best way to do it.
By this you don't have a single point of failure. I.e if one of the access swithches fail , the other are not impacted.
But the downside of this design is you will be using a lot of ports on 6500. 6 ports per floor.
Then second option is to have 1:Multiple connection.
Connect the 2960-48 to 6500 with a port-channel for redundancy of uplink ports.
Connect the rest of the switches to 2960-48.
650=====Po===2960s- 48t ----->2960-24t - >2960-24t ->2960-24t ->2960-24t
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Just connect every device directly to the 6500
and so on
Of course, a better design would be to have a second 6500 for redundancy and connect each switch to both 6500s.
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