To VLAN or not to VLAN... that is the question!
We currently have two IP ranges provided by the SWGfL and due to the way they setup the routing through thier router it turns out that all traffic on the secondary range is capped at 30MB speeds and therefore has very slow network access at busy times!
SWGfL recommend that the routing is done at our network level via a layer 3 switch and to therefore VLAN the two ranges. Obviously this is a huge lot of work to configure each switch (we have over 50) and as I understand it each port will belong to a particular VLAN and would require planning.
The other option as I see it, is to request a complete new IP range big enough to accomodate all the IPs we need and setup everything on this new range and therefore not need any routing. I know we would have to run both IPs on our servers until the external domain records were updated.
To further complicate things we have BT installing a new VoIP system in the next couple of weeks and they have not suggested setting that up on a VLAN but woul dit be advisable to do?
What would you do? VLAN or new IP range?