Foundry VLAN Trunk Not Working
Posted on 2006-11-18
I'm trying to run a VLAN trunk between a Cisco 6509 and a Foundry BigIron in order to provision VLANs connected to copper FE ports on the Foundry to reach VLANs for Internet access up on the Cisco. I've got a million configs on the Cisco that work fine and I've setup a fiber gig port to be switchport trunk as shown:
no ip address
logging event link-status
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
switchport mode trunk
On the other end is the Foundry BI8 management card with 8 fiber gig ports. I attempt to search through the configs and I cant find any syntax about creating the port as a "switchport trunk" or any type of 802.1q trunking port. I found documentation that talks about configuring a port as a "trunk" but the commands within this syntax sound more like etherchannel commands used for connecting two switches for load balancing ports.
I have a Fast Ethernet connection on the Foundry that's apart of VLAN 44, set to tag traffic coming from the FE port. To do this I simply went into config mode, created VLAN 44, said: "tag eth 2/1" and I was done.
After doing that I technically have my VLAN but haven't got a clue on how to make the "backbone" connection talk like a trunk. It'd defaulted into VLAN 1, both VLANS are running spanning tree and that's about all I got.
Anyone know how to do this? ..makes me hate foundry.