Create Date: May 14 2013 10:42PM
I'm trying to design a new network we intend on building out. The current plan is to use X460's as access switches, have redundant links Layer 2 links from each access switch to the distribution layers switches which are X480's which operate as a stack (ie only one connection from each access switch to each distribution switch). We then want to connect each X480 to a single different Cisco core router and have OSPF running between them.
So my questions are
(1) Will STP work between the access switches and distribution switches so that only one link will be up at a time?.
(2) In the future we intend on load balancing different VLAN's across the redundant links between the access and distribution layer. Will this work too?
(3) Can an OSPF connection be formed between the two X480s across the stack cable?
(4) If this OSPF connection can't be formed between the 2 X480's will the two Cisco routers see them as a single device as well or as multiple devices?