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I have very limited knowledge in Cisco IOS but in a crucial state to setup up a small office network. I have bought 2 Cisco SG350 28 port Layer 3 switch, Switches should be enabled with VLAN and VTP.

We have few departments like HR, Admin, Dev, QA. I need to create different VLAN for each department.

Traffic flows be like

PC's -->Switches-->Loadbalancer-->Internet

or

Laptops -->WifiRouter-->Switches-->Loadbalancer-->Internet

  1. What is the best VLAN scheme you suggest ?

  2. I have a Wifi router {for connecting laptops} we need to ensure flexbility of usage, Irrespective of user connects via ethernet or Wifi he/she should automatically fall under appropriate subnet.

  3. I have a loadbalancer which connects to Internet. All the traffic to the WAN should be forwarded to Loadbalancer, How to acheieve this ?

Any help ASAP will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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    You don’t need multiple VLANs. Use one VLAN for all your users. It will make things much easier. – Ron Trunk Nov 22 '18 at 11:48
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  1. What is the best VLAN scheme you suggest ?

VLANs by themselves don't provide any real benefit in a small network like yours. Use one VLAN for everyone. It will make things much simpler.

  1. I have a Wifi router {for connecting laptops} we need to ensure flexibility of usage, Irrespective of user connects via ethernet or Wifi he/she should automatically fall under appropriate subnet.

Again, with one VLAN/subnet, this becomes much simpler.

  1. I have a loadbalancer which connects to Internet. All the traffic to the WAN should be forwarded to Loadbalancer, How to achieve this ?

(Edited) All your hosts should have the IP of the load balancer as their default gateway.

  • We use load balance to enable using multiple ISP's. If one ISP goes down. It will route the traffic with rest of ISP's Internet connections – user1289569 Nov 23 '18 at 8:18
  • Edited my answer. – Ron Trunk Nov 23 '18 at 13:17

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