Questions tagged [trunk]

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Dropping packets when mirroring a switch trunk port

I'm building a test lab to support a networking monitoring application I'm developing. I have written a simple UDP packet generator and receiver, and I use iperf3 to create some bulk background ...
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pfSense - Trunking VLANs on LAGG vs. individual links

We are a small business. I am running pfSense on a decommissioned developer's PC. We have also a Cisco SG 300 L3 switch, capable of VLANs and LAGG (link aggregation). I am going to do RoaS (router on ...
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Connecting two Stacked Aruba 2930M Switch with third one using LACP

In the skit, I would like to connect the two Stacked switches with a third one using the SFPs+ Modules and therefore I need to configure the LACP for them. How can I configure the LACP on both 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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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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How can I set the switchport's trunk protocol?

How can I set the switchport's trunk protocol? I saw there can use the command to set the trunk mode: SW(config-if)# switch trunk encapsulation ? dot1q isl negotiate but I tried bellow ...
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How to monitor vlan using SMNP?

I am a newbie to building a monitor system using Prometheus and SNMP exporter, I have succeeded get metric from the physical interface, but I want to monitor VLAN on a trunk port, is that possible ? ...
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Connecting two HP 2910al Switches using SFP to get 2Gb/s speed

I would like to Connect my two HP 2910al switches using SFPs to get a maximum of 2G links. is this possible, and how? I want to make both of them to use the IP address (ex 192.168.2.xxx). I have the ...
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Switchport mode access VLAN & switchport mode trunk on one interface

Googling around to see if this setup on one port is correct (it doesn't look right to me), I'm not really seeing a straightforward answer. There is an interface with the following configuration: ! ...
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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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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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Port only in trunk mode vs encapsulating the frame

A network with 2 switches, each switch has 2 vlan, one called vlan 10 and another vlan 20. A port-channel with 2 uplinks (trunk). Why in a layer 2 scenario I don't need to configure the trunks with ...
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Use of VLAN allowed feature and security risk associated with not configuring it

if i have 3 vlans say, 10,20 ,30 if i don't assign vlan allowed to trunk port , what are the security risks i could face if i am using default vlan allowed range what are the benefits of VLAN ...
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Assigning a single switchport to different VLANs

I've been trying to figure out how to achieve the outcome below. VLAN Name Status Ports ---- -------------------------------- --------- ------------------------------- ...
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IOS. Whats the difference between these 2 commands

I am completing an online course for the network+ and am going through one of the labs. Here is a diagram of the network in question. Specifically I have a switch with 24 fast ethernet ports and ...
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VLAN not working in Comtrend switch

I'm trying to configure VLANs with 3 switches Comtrend (2- CNGE2FE8MSPOE + 1- CWGE26FX2TX24MSPOE) and it's not working as I expect. It's the first time that I work with VLAN and I don't know If I ...
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Can't add VLAN in the “allowed VLAN”

Why is this command not accepted? switchport trunk allowed vlan add 52,160,176,177,247 I tried adding only one VLAN; it's also not accepted. No error is shown or anything; it's just not showing when ...
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How to connect two different subnets

This may be a very basic question, but I'm a networking newbie. So I have the following setup: Server with one NIC on IP 192.168.10.1/24 (Network A). It is not possible to change this IP. Computer A ...
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Cisco router on a stick with public ip wan (ISP)gateway

I am trying to create a router on a stick with an outside facing sub-interface with a public IP from an ISP. I have tried to configure NAT and routing but I just cant get to ping the internet. I'm ...
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I cannot Encapsulate on Router

I have VLAN10 and VLAN20, I am trying to communicate between computers with the same VLAN on the following setup: I want to apply encapsulation from Router but it doesn't seem to recognize ...
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VTP pruning used in combination with allowed vlan

I have a network on which most of the switches are running VTP client/server mode. Few switches are not yet in that mode - for specific customization or because they simply cannot handle it. Thinking ...
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difference between switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q and switchport mode trunk

I am new to network engineering and I am currently delving deep into L2 functionality.what is the difference between these two commands: 1 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q 2 switchport mode trunk ...
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Trunking multiple VLANs into a single trunk port on a 3650 Switch

Morning: I'm new to the world of Cisco Packet tracer, and I am creating a network for a uni project. So far, what I have is: 5 VLANs (subnetted to 192.168.2.0/26, 192.168.3.0/36 etc) All are ...
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Why some situations, PC can connected to trunk port and work fine?

I want to know about tagged and untagged vlan mechanism then I try to configure like this When I connected PC3 to trunk port on Packet Tracer, It doesn't work and a switch dropped PC3's frame if I ...
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ping in the same VLAN with multiple switches in between

Refreshing VLAN knowledge with PT7.3, I came across some unexpected behavior. Why does a chain of switches having proper trunk configuration between them DROP packets? Trying to ping hosts from the ...
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If we already have default VLAN, Why we need Native VLAN? [duplicate]

What is the need of Native VLAN and default VLAN. How they are related? Can Somebody explain this in detail?
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Why can't I connect to PfSense via the switch?

Our current firwall is deprecated and we decided to exchange it with an PfSense server. In my test setup I configured the interfaces as follows: igb0 = WAN enabled igb1 = LAN (should be VLAN trunk ...
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cisco switchport trunk native vlan

we have switch catalyst 3850 and we need to enable the PXE boot on a port configured in trunk with configured three VLAN (4040, 4050 and 4060). To permit the PXE boot and deploy to work we set on the ...
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How to define trunk port between vmware esxi host 6.5 and switch? [closed]

I create some virtual machine in different vlan but i can not set trunk port from vmware to transfer vlan information.
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Removing VLANs from core trunks (.1q)…?

I am a little embarrassed I do not know the answer to this already, well I think I know the answer but I am not 100% sure and this I need to be 100% sure on. We have several core .1q trunks that we ...
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Can a single subnet work across several switches?

New to networking and studying hard but limited access to a kit to try things at the moment... My question is - if I had, for example, two Layer-2 switches cable connected, could I have devices on ...
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Operational mode is down for one link

I am setting up a simulated Cisco Packet Tracer with three Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches S1, S2 and S3. S1 being the trunk for S2 and S3. I have three(3) interfaces F0/6, F0/11, F0/18 that are ...
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Create a dead end vLAN for untagged/native between Aruba and Cisco switches

I would like to use a dead vLAN as the native/untagged vLAN on trunk feeds as a security best practice. The trunk feed is between a Cisco and Aruba switch. On Cisco switch, the vLAN is left out of the ...
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Partitioning between VLAN in a Trunk switch architecture

Supposing we have a Trunk switch architecture with multiple VLANs as shown below : A computer that belongs to the VLAN1 on the first switch (from the left) will be able to communicate with the VLAN1 ...
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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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Routing between 2 VLANs with one HP Switch

I need help with VLAN: I have a WiFi AP with the IP 192.168.100.190. There are 2 SSIDs with VLAN 1 and 2 created. As a router I have a Sophos UTM with the IP 192.168.100.199. Furthermore, I have an ...
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What is VLAN Hopping

I am starting on my journey into the world of Networking and have come across a term called VLAN hopping. The sentence I read was that if the Native VLAN on two switches connected to each other via ...
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spanning-tree port type edge trunk on port-channel vs physical interface

If i configure spanning-tree port type edge trunk on physical interface instead of port-channel does that work? Or i have to do spanning-tree port type edge trunk on port-channel ? Example: ...
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Why Access ports should have the same trunk native vlan? [closed]

In the current switch Management VLAN is 48. Can you please someone explain it to me, why we dont give trunk native VLAN as 48, and we configure the same as access VLAN? Thanks in advance.
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Why STP has to be disable on Trunk Ports?

I have 5 Switches on a Private Network 10.0.0.0/8 with 8 Vlans. On Access ports is running Rapid STP. On Trunk Ports between Switches should i disable STP or not? I would be very pleased if someone ...
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Confused in using the ports for trunking mode

The ports are as follows: for the switch on the left side the upper port is fa0/1, below it is fa 1/1 and below fa1/1 is fa2/1. For the switch in the middle the left port is fa0/1 and the right port ...
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Best Practice for Voice and Data VLAN on single port

We have multiple interfaces currently configured with the below on our Cisco 3750x switch. interface GigabitEthernet1/0/21 switchport access vlan 4 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q switchport ...
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Portfast on Trunk port

Why shouldn't I activate portfast on a trunking port for a Cisco switch? I do understand that it could cause a loop on the the network, but I still cant wrap my head around the concept.
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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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Do VLANs within a subnet need to have their own subnet for router on a stick?

I have been creating a network lab in packet tracer for practice. I have 3 vlans in subnet A and I am trying to configure router on a stick at gig6/0 on the bottom left of the image. Do I need to ...
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when to make a port dynamic desirable instead of trunk?

i'm reading CCNA stuff and just got stuck in this issue: i read some articles about DTP and trunking but didn't understand when to make a port trunk and when make it dynamic desirable ? in what case ...
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Quanta LB6M : how to make trunk port

My hardware is (quanta10g-uha) #show hardware Switch: 1 System Description............................. Quanta LB6M, 1.2.0.14, Linux 2.6.21.7 ...
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Dhcp Broadcast Through Switches

Think of a pc connected to switch1. Sw1 is connected to sw2(trunk port on both switches) and sw2 is connected to a router(dhcp server). Pc sends a dhcp broadcast. Does sw1 passes the broadcast through ...
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What are reasons to configure a Voice VLAN using the Auxillary VLAN feature instead of a Trunk + Native vLAN

Imagine this topology: [PC] ------- [VOIP Phone] ------- [eth0/0 on a Switch] And this configuration on the switch: vlan 22 name DATA vlan 33 name VOICE There are two ways to have both the PC'...
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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. ...