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For questions about trunks, layer-2 links across which traffic for multiple VLANs travel.

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Layer 3 switch model 3950 encapsulation

How to ensure trunk link in the switch are using dot1q encapsulation, when dtp (dynamic trunking protocol) is enable along with vtp. I know when manually setting trunk links, you can force the trunk ...
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Management switch as a medium only

The main goal is to guarantee communication between CE switches without any PE reconfiguration. Interface GE0/0/1, GE0/0/2, GE0/0/3, GE0/0/4 will be connected to Customer switches. Customer decide ...
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Change VLAN id in trunk

I have 3 L3 switches. They're connected to each other with a trunk (in which I need to define the allowed VLAN's). On SW1 I have for example vlan 100. On SW3 I also have vlan 100, but it's another ...
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Cisco ASA context OSPF configuration issue

I've two cisco ASA configured in active/active HA. ASA is connected to switch with port-channel. Switch configuration: interface Port-channel47 description ASA2 switchport mode trunk switchport ...
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spanning tree loop with bpdufilter on acces port but not on trunk?

┌─────┐ ┌─────┐ | A ┼------┼ B | └─────┘ └┬───┬┘ └---┘ <-- loop behold the above drawing. this is a test setup connectin switch A and B, and a test loop A: cisco ...
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Port channel to two different switches

We had a technician move one of two port channel links from an old switch to a new switch before telling anyone. This left the new and old switch both connected to different links of the same channel ...
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Really basic SG300 VLAN setup not working

My understanding of VLANs may need improved, but isn't the idea that you can run multiple LANs at layer 2 level over the same router if VLANs are setup correctly on the SG300? If so, I fail to see how ...
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Add links to a port channel group without downtime

There are two trunk links with the same configuration connecting two switches. Currently they are independent links and one is blocked with spanning-tree. I would like to convert these to a single ...
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Pinging/ssh-ing into just trunk interface. How is it done? [closed]

I'm a junior network technician and I was tasked at work to do a switch upgrade. The most important part of this task is to set up SSH so we can at least get into the switch remotely configure once ...
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ROAS driving me crazy

Can anyone else help me please! I have all clients connecting to a L2 switch, these trunk (etherchannel) into another L2 switch, which then trunk (etherchannel) into another L2 switch (core) and these ...
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Sharing VTP Info Between two VTP Servers

Im trying to share info between two vtp servers these vtp server are connected using Etherchannel I have configured both on server mode, using the same domain and password, but the right one is not ...
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What is a fractional port?

I was reading a product sheet about a Metro-Ethernet backhaul service which mentions, which is described as a mechanism to connect two datacentres within the same region (ie, city) via point-to-point ...
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Trunk Ports only Allowing Native VLAN?

I'm trying to set up a guest network. The native VLAN for our switches (all Cisco Catalyst switches) was never changed away from 1 (untagged). I've created VLAN 20 to use for the guest network. ...
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Vlan trunking and routing

I need help with something. I have this topology and i want to know how to go about configuring it: I have 4 vlans and 10 hosts and 6 switches I have created 4 vlans vlan 2- Admin Vlan 3 - ...
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increasing bandwidth between two Cisco switches?

2 Cisco 3750 switches are connected via port 22(Trunk). First switch consists of 3 VLANs(each vlan have 7 ports such as 1-7,8-14,15-21) and 2nd switch consists of 2 VLANs. what solution can i use to ...
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Trunk on the outside ASA interface

I have a topology as in the picture. It is designed to be a factory network. 2 ASAs in a failover cluster border the whole LAN. And it is pretty much clear how to configure them: outside interface to ...
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The best way to understand Vlans?

Every time i try reading about the configuration of a device and adding it to the network, i always face a problem. The problem is basically am not able to understand Vlan's, and how for example some ...
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Configure pfSense VLAN Trunk

I have setup a pfSense box as a transparent firewall between my Cisco router and first Cisco switch: CISCO ROUTER - 10.10.1.253 ↓ PFSENSE - OPT1 BRIDGE - 10.10.1.252 ↓ CISCO CORE SWITCH - 10.10.1.250 ...
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VLAN creation with trunk port configuration

I have three switches and I configured VLAN with trunk on those switches but my requirement is VLAN 1, VLAN 2, VLAN 3 has to be configured on Switch 1 and Switch 3, but I don't need VLAN 2 ...
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Trunk method on cisco switch

I knew about trunk concept but I don't know about connecting cables method. If we have 8 switches to connect trunk cables across those 8 switches, any methods or rules?
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Trunking across different switch makes

I have a Dell N3132PX running 6 different VLANs. (192.xxx.xxx.10) VLAN 2 is my management VLAN for my switches. VLAN 3 is my DHCP network running production level for users. Port 25 (Untagged) VLAN ...
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Native VLAN question

Regarding the Native VLAN role (example, VLAN 1 by default for Cisco), we often can read that: The untagged frames arriving on a trunk port, are "put" in the Native VLAN The untagged frames arriving ...
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10Gbe Network Setup, Freenas Backup and File Sharing

I have a small office network that has: ISP: 100Mbps up / 100Mbps down Firebox M200 (Firewall/Router) 8 x 1Gbe ports / 3.2Gbps Firewall throughput Cisco SG200 1Gbe Switch / 26 port *Planned 10Gbe ...
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Setting a loopback/management address through a layer 2 trunk

We have two EX4200 switches in the following configuration: Router (.1)=====static route=====(.2) EX_01========trunk========EX_02 I want to configure a loopback or management interface on EX_02. ...
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Need clarification on some Cisco configurations

Here is the situation : I have an HP server with 2 network interfaces linked to a Cisco switch. I want to configure the switch to accept the NIC teaming of the server. I have always believed that the ...
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Cisco iOS SNMP OID for Vlan on Port

I am working on setting up SNMP monitoring for our internal switched network in Zabbix. I have everything working now, but the template I am using discovers all ports on the switch, and I really only ...
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Can default vlan 1 traffic goes to native vlan 2?

I have 2 switches running on 802.1Q trunking mode. On both switches the default vlan is 1. If I were to configure the native vlan to 2, can vlan 1 traffic still travel from switch to switch? After I ...
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Not able to get a trunk between router and distribution switch to succeed

I couldn't get a successful ping from the router to the distribution switch Distribution Switch Dist_Switch#sh ru Dist_Switch#sh running-config Building configuration... ...
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Feeling lost troubleshooting Trunk and STP configurations on Packet Tracer

I couldn't identify the mistake or what I have missing in the configuration on this network, if anyone of you is welling to check it out this is the link PacketTracerFile I could not ping from any PC ...
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L2 transparent firewall between router and switch running 802.1Q trunk mode

Router port facing to Core switch is running trunk mode allowed vlan 200 & 300. I am placing a firewall between the trunk connection. Can I set the firewall as L2 transparent mode or I need to ...
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Force VLAN traffic through specified interfaces

I have two VLANs, VLAN1 for "clients" and VLAN2 for (web)servers. Both VLANs have two ports in etherchannel (one Cisco switch). I would like to put transparent (WAF) device in bridge mode between the ...
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Help with Native Vlan mismatch error

I'm pretty new to networking. I'm working on creating some vlans, assigning them some ports, and then trying to configure one of those vlans as the native vlan. here's what I have done. Switch(config)...
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Bridge traffic forwarding in vlans

on a trunk, switch A having, say vlan 10 allowed and the other switch B does not. Switch B doesn't even know about that vlan. How does switch A behave in forwarding broadcasts in vlan 10? Will frames ...
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Connecting two switches with an access mode port

I manage a switch, and I saw that on one interface there were 19 different MAC addresses, all of them on the same VLAN, so I guessed that there was a switch connected to that interface. Since all MAC ...
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Create a trunk to a device with two NICs but one MAC address

I have a Linux device with two NICs, but they seem to share one MAC address. I want to configure a redundant network connection to a switch stack. Whenever I restart the end device, it is shutting ...
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Switchport negotiation between trunk and dynamic desirable

If two switches are connected, one with switchport mode trunk and the other with switchport mode dynamic desirable, will both switches form an operational trunk?
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Why is my inter vlan trunk routing not working?

I'm using packet tracer. I have the following configuration : On switch 2950-24 VLAN 99 . interface assigned to it is fa 0/1 PC 1 has ip 10.10.10.2 with default gateway 10.10.10.3. PC 1 is ...
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What is difference between standard VLAN extended VLAN?

I know that the range of standard VLAN is 1-1005 and in extended VLAN the range is 1-4094. But is just range is the difference?
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necessary and sufficient condition for vlans to communicate together

Let's say I know my switches configurations, for each, I know what port are configured in access, what port are in trunk, and what vlan is on a port. For each device. I want to group vlan that can ...
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Will DTP always use the native VLAN or always VLAN 1?

I'm having trouble understanding whether DTP will always use the native VLAN, even if it's configured to be non-default, or if it will use VLAN 1 in any case. For example, if you configured VLAN 50 to ...
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What happend when you set a trunk against an Access

I'm wondering what would happen in my network in the following configuration: on switch1 -> interface1 in mode access, vlan4 on switch2 -> interfaceA in mode trunk, vlan4 and vlan8 switch1 is ...
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Is DTP enabled by default on the newest Cisco devices?

Is DTP (Dynamic Trunking Protocol) enabled by default on the newest Cisco devices? I have been using Cisco 2960 switches and DTP is enabled by default. I was wondering if this was the same for the ...
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Best practice for connecting router to switch? (re: VLANs and multiple ports)

When using multiple VLANs, what is the best practice for connecting a router to a switch? For example, I can use one single port (and one cable) between the switch and router and set it up as a VLAN ...
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What is the purpose of a trunk port in a network switch? [closed]

I have recently taken over responsibility of the management of the switches in my apartment complex. We two switches, 1 and 2, the fiber connection to the internet is connected to switch 1. Switch 2 ...
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Aren't Switch Access ports tagged?

I've read where frames are tagged only when going over a trunk and that Access ports do not tag frames. But don't Access ports actually tag frames? When I configure a particular port to be in a ...
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New VLAN across multiple Cisco switches

I have setup a new VLAN on my corporate network for use for guests only. I am trying to setup a guest WiFi service and keep all of the traffic separate from the business traffic. So far I have ...
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Increasing output drops on a 2960 switch

Total output drops are still increasing on a Cisco 2960 switch trunk interface that is connected to ASA interface. What causes these drops?
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Should we trunk between L2 AS switches? Or send everything to the L3 DS?

Given the diagram below, does it make sense to trunk between the L2 access switches? Otherwise, all VLAN 10 and VLAN 20 broadcast domain traffic has to go through the L3 distribution switch. Thick ...
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Should the gateway for devices on a VLAN be set to the L3 switch they are connected to? Or just one switch?

Given: A typical collapsed core design where there are X number of L3 access switches connected to one L3 distribution switch. VLAN trunking is enabled between the various AS and the DS. A router ...
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Building too large for ethernet runs

I'm pretty new to network design. I know enough to wire small buildings and such, but I'm puzzled as to how work this one out. A building I'm working on is an odd shape, and very large. ...