Network Infrastructure Change [HP Procurve]
Just need some advice and want to make sure I'm going in the right direction. I've nearly finished my Cisco CCNA course and the biggest concern after learning switching was the lack of configuration on our own network.
We've got a "fat" network. No VLANs, no STP, no QoS. We've got VoIP, data and all our IP Security Camera system running over one default VLAN. Of course you're all going to scream at me, but the previous technicians had not deployed any of the above. Even left the switches in default configuration with no password or security. I'm now working my way through all the switches to make sure we dont get a security breach on any of our switches.
My next phase of the plan (to deploy over the summer holidays) is to introduce VLAN and STP (along with my AD changes to the OUs and move all our physical servers onto virtual servers using a RAID storage system).
I know I'll have to at least bring in at least 3 VLANs (away from the default VLAN). One each for data, VoIP and the IP Security Camera system.
We have all HP Procurve equipment 2600/2800 switches with our core switches being 4100GL and 5400ZL (one in each of our old server room and new server room with a GigFibre in between each other). It's pretty much in a star shape and none of our other switches are interconnected for redundancy at the moment (I'll raise this concern later).
For anyone who runs or has setup VLAN/STP...
How easy is it on HP Procurve Switches?
How do you run your own setup?
The only issue I can see is that we have a proxy server that should serve students and staff (and I did want to split student and staff data on two different VLANs for security to satisfy the powers at be).
Please let me know of your experiences and the best way of deploying this. Sounds like a mine-field I know!