New network advice (VLANs)
I know there have been a lot of VLAN related questions recently, but I am looking for advice from others who have VLANs already.
Current setup is 3 totally segregated flat networks. Admin, Curriculum, CCTV. We are moving to a single domain and hence the reason for looking at VLANs.
Current switches are some quite old Netgear switches running at 100mbps in some areas and 1Gbps in others. There are clearly a couple of bottlenecks too.
We have bought 7 new switches, 1 hp5406 and 6 hp3500s the plan is for the 5406 to be the core switch, the 3500s to be in the key locations and distribute out to the rest of the network. The link between the 5406 and 4 of the 3500s will be 3 1Gbps trunked fibre connections. The link between the 5406 and the other 2 3500s located in server rooms will be 10Gbps.
I am thinking of running the following vlans:
vlan for each of the 6 locations to segment the network
VOIP lan (currently not needed our phone system was installed when Noah built the Ark)
we have about 50 switches at present, but some will be redundant given that in some areas there is a part used admin and part used curriculum switch which will merge into one. Some switches are not managed which will only really affect the printer vlan as all CCTV comes back to two of the areas already.
Any thoughts, comments, suggestions appreciated.