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need router config recommendation

SmartKu
Occasional Contributor

need router config recommendation

Financial crisis seems to have arrived at our company. Unfortunately money for all projects have been cut. We do have a new (old) building. Well, some old buildings will be left and that new building will include soon include all those people. About 300 users, each of them will get 2 network ports, so at least 600 ports + meeting rooms, three switching rooms. Some weeks ago, I would have suggest two Procurve 5412zl and one 5206zl. But the bosses decided to get a cheap solution. Fortunately they seem to be Pro-HP. So what to get?
Cheap is bad, but hey those are the bosses.


Just for your information we´re doing 802.1X with PEAP + MS-CHAPv2 plus voip (without PoE)
So for the switching, let´s take the following:

house connection (basement): 1x 3500yl
Switching room 1 (left house side): 1x 3500yl with 24 ports + 12 Procurve 1400
Switching room 2 (right house side): 1x 3500yl with 24 ports + 12 Procurve 1400
Switching room 3 (third floor): 1x 3500yl with 24 ports + 5 Procurve 1400

The 3 3500yl are connected to the one within the house connection wan room. So two cables LACPed together that go to the other 3500yls.


Well, I take the 1400 because they are level 2 switches. Each of them will be connected with one Cat5E cable to one of the ports of the 3500yl. (Luckily they can do multiple user authentication per port)

There´s no redundancy, except we will buy one or two additional 3500yl and some 1400 for backup cases.

Any opinions about this configuration?
Money is low, but do you have any other recommendations?