Solved

Cisco 2950 - Fo Gbic

Posted on 2002-05-27
6
446 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi,

I'm a total newbie to Cisco materials so I have a question regarding this.

We have recently bought two cisco 2950 switches with Fo modules. Now the goal would be linking the 2 switches together with fiberoptic cables so that they would function as a backbone for a small separate network.

Is uplinking the 2 switches as simple a just plugging in the cable into the Gbics or does it involve actual configuration of the switches throught the telnet console ?

Any help on this issue is very welcome!

Thx.
0
Comment
Question by:oveRRide
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 75 total points
ID: 7039006
Plug and play, unless you want to use Fast Etherchanneling go bond the two ports into one bigger pipe using both uplink ports.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:mmedwid
ID: 7039793
In its default - all traffic would be on VLAN 1. And putting a fiber gig link between the two switches would make the two switches appear as one switch all at VLAN 1.
If traffic is not flowing between the two - then make sure the ports are in enabled mode.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:wamatoka
ID: 7046524
Yes it is !
COnnect your FO to the 2 GBICs.
Check the following using the console port and a terminal emulator (or a telnet session to your switch)
You should have something like this :
....
interface GigabitEthernet0/2
 switchport mode trunk
....

enter the switchport mode trunk parameter ...

success !

0
Don't Cry: How Liquid Web is Ensuring Security

WannaCry is just the start. Read how Liquid Web is protecting itself and its customers against new threats.

 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:lrmoore
ID: 7201878
Have any of these comments been of any help to you? Do you need more information?
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:lrmoore
ID: 7938019
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area for this question:

I recommend: points to lrmoore

if there is any objection or other expert commentary to this recommendation then please post in here within 7 days.
If you feel that your question was not properly addressed, or that none of the comments received were appropriate answers, please post a request in Community support (with a link to this page) to refund your points. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!

thanks,
lrmoore
EE Cleanup Volunteer
---------------------
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 7963379
Comment from expert accepted as answer

Computer101
E-E Admin
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This program is used to assist in finding and resolving common problems with wireless connections.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Suggested Courses

622 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question