I received a review question which I'm not sure about because something seems to be missing.5 * Catalyst 2500 with 2 ports for fast ethernet 2 * Catalyst 3500 (nothing is known about exact module)
I want five different vlans to communicate with a switch that is connected to two servers. I suppose each vlan (office branch) would have a switch which connects the hosts for that branch, and all 5 switches would connect to a switch which can allow them to communicate with the servers and the servers can communicate with them. The office vlans however cannot communicate with eachother. So five vlans, each can communicate with the server vlan, but not with eachother. I assume i'd use the 3500 to interface between the five vlans and the servers but as far as I can tell 3500 is not a MLS which would allow internal processing to route the vlan messages. I remind you that i don't have a router so i have no way of using a router to make the vlans communicate with eachother. How would I deal with this routing problem? Any network design ideas?
Thanks alot for your time and effort :)