I have 1 core switch in our MDF for server equipment and 6 data closet switches that connect clients.

At this point I only have IP Routing enabled on the core switch so all IP routing is done in one central location in the MDF. We only have 2 VLANs that extend out to the other 6 data closet switches, Data and Voice VLAN.

My question is, should IP Routing be enabled on the other 6 data closet switches as well or is it best practice to do all the IP Routing in one central location like I have it now?

  • Can not be answered like this - that may or may not be good, depending what you do. In the standard simple scenarios - no, no need to do routing.
    – TomTom
    Feb 27, 2015 at 14:09

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If the VLANs are trunked to the other closets, you only need ip routing on the core switch.


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