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VLAN - How does it know?

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We currently have a lan, that contains VLANs. Our switches (HP Procurves, managed switches) have the ability to have certain ports on one VLAN, and certain ports on another. For example, half of our ports are 10.53.x.x and the other half would be 10.54.x.x  however, these switches are not providing DHCP - we have a server doing that. How does the server know which ports to send out 10.53.x.x address versus 10.54.x.x addresses??

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>>>>we have a server doing that. How does the server know which ports to send out 10.53.x.x address versus 10.54.x.x addresses??
How the server is connected to the Switch.
It can only be connected to 1 Network either
10.53.x.x or
10.54.x.x

it cannot be connected to both at the same time, unless it has dual network card and working in a router mode.

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naren
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assuming 10.53 and 10.54 are 2 different networks
if the switch as 48 ports, say
first 24 ports on VLAN1 10.53.x.x
and next 24 on VLAN2 10.54.x.x

Virtually the switch is divided into 2 switches first 24 ports act as normal switch and last 24 as another switch.
first 24 ports do not know about the next 24 as they are completely seperated.

you need 2 DHCP servers 1 for each network.
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do you have a dhcp relay agent configuration on the managed switches???

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hello khyer 123, the dhcp server sends the packet to the switch, it  then queries the computers in the ring until it acknowledges the internal IP and sends the packet to the appropriate address... I hope this helps...Booda2us
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i think my above comment is wrong

may be this link will help you
http://www.hp.com/rnd/support/config_examples/5300xl_dhcp_relay.pdf

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naren
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only 1 DHCP server is OK.
1. DHCP server should support DHCP relay
2. The switch should support DHCP relay
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