Can this be done. Default Vlan on access switch

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by mimiseh, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. mimiseh

    mimiseh Guest

    It is possible to created vlans just on the distribution switch and
    leave the access switch to it default vlan(1). For examples, the
    distribution will have vlan 2,3 and 4 and access switch at IDF(2) will
    uplink to port assign to vlan 2 and access switch at IDF(3) will uplink to
    port assign to vlan 3 on the distribution switch.

    3550 12G for distribution
    3550 48 for access
    mimiseh, Nov 18, 2003
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  2. mimiseh

    Andre Beck Guest

    Of course, why not. It is just way less flexible than actually trunking
    to the access layer. But if you want to do it for security reasons and
    are sure you never need a port in VLAN 2 on the IDF(3) switch...

    BTW, a typical situation where a setup like this *makes* sense is when
    you deploy a new L2/L3 switch core into an existing network that might
    consist of several physically separated broadcast domains. You will
    connect the existing broadcast domains to access ports in the newly
    created VLANs that will represent them, and maybe add routing between
    them on some of the L3 capable switches (or maybe not).
    Andre Beck, Nov 19, 2003
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  3. mimiseh

    John Guest

    This is actually what I had in mind. Thanks.......
    John, Nov 20, 2003
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