Create Date: Mar 28 2013 10:05PM
I am working with three BD8800 switches, connected via 10Gb fibre links. Right now, the network is designed so that all traffic from switch 1 passes through switch 2, and then upstairs to switch 3, to a file server.This can put a strain on the clients and machines trying to access the file server upstairs as data from switch 1 and 2 travel up stairs on the same links
I am trying to reorganise this network by connecting switch 1 direct to switch 3. However, there is another fileserver on switch 2 which I wish to access, but I want to again avoid data going upstairs and coming back down on the other link.
Obviously connecting switch 1+2 together via fibre links is the way to go, but I only want data destined for the particular VLAN that the fileserver on switch 2 is connected to, to use this link. All other data from switch two should travel upstairs, and down again if it needs to.
How can I achieve this? I was thinking of using a Virtual router (this would be my first time utilising this feature). Or am I barking up the wrong tree? Is there a configuration option/setup on the switch would allow me to specifically route data between VLANs like this? (from rfalloon)