My first VLAN - newbie need walkthrough creating a VLAN backbone (Procurve 2824)
Posted on 2006-06-09
I need some help creating a backbone between two 'companies' on their own subnets. Each company has a Procurve 2824 and I want to create a VLAN on port 24 to link the two.
switchA = 10.10.1.120
switchB = 184.108.40.206
I have created a VLAN called BACKBONE on each switchA and switchB port 24.
* I am unsure of the correct configuration for this ... as it stands Port 24 on both sides is 'untagged' (I think this is the option to choose if you are only going to have one VLAN on this port but I might be wrong)
* (Just so you know, I kind of know my way around the CLI manager, via TELNET). I think I should be assigning IP addresses to the Port on either side but I am not sure what IP's to choose from ... if I need to choose something from their respective subnets, or create a 10.10.2.0 subnet ...
* I get a little confused with the IP Routing setting as well ... do I need it on ? All my clients use our ISA Servers as the gateway ... I guess once the above is set up, I would add static routing to the ISA. Again, I kind of know the basics, but am unsure of the best practice.
If anyone can walk me through this ... I would appreciate it. I think it's actually very, very easy if you do this quite a bit ... it's just linking up two networks on one port, so that broadcasts don't go across both networks.
That's it ... feel free to ask any questions you may have ... and try to take it a bit easy on me ... maybe a bit at a time !