Vlan configuration

Posted on 2006-05-18
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I shut down Vlan 1 and created three Vlan’s. Vlan 10 (user ports) Vlan 20 (unused ports) and Vlan 50 (management).  All inside IP’s are 192.168.1.X for users and on each switch inside I have IP’s 192.168.50.X for management. I can telnet to all switches with the their management IP’s but only from another switch.  I want to be able to telnet/ssh from another PC but it is configured with a 192.168.1.X user IP. How can I fix this to allow me to telnet/ssh from this one PC and still have all other network services?  Also, I cannot reach the outside switch from anywhere inside.  I have to console into the outside switch.  I would like to be able to telnet/ssh to the outside switch as well. Do I need to create an interface with an IP for Vlan 100?  Or, do I have other options? My config. Is basically as follows:   Router>outside switch>Pix515E>inside switch>LAN
Question by:Jelonet
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    Accepted Solution

    You have following options;

    Create a management port on any one of the switch and assign it to VLAN50. Connect a PC to that port for all management needs.


    If you have a router that supports trunking, you can connect router to the trunk to eliminate having VLAN50 configured on a port, the router can do the inter VLAN routing.

    In addition you will also need to connect all three switches together, the ports that connect switches togther, make it a trunk port with three VLANs enabled on it. This will give you access to all three switches.

    Author Comment

    Would I need to create a management port on the outside switch as well?
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    Expert Comment

    If you go with trunking, no, otherwise yes.

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