Procurve, 28xx simple vlans.
Posted on 2007-04-10
VLAN HP Procurve Switches: 2824 & 2810-48G
I have two switches and I need 2 vlans: default_vlan (already got that) and Storage (got that on 1 switch).
The second switch, the 48 port switch also has two vlans on it, the default and Storage. The second switch uplinks to the first just fine. Now I just need the two Storage VLANS to be one logical network.
Vlan 2, Storage on Switch 1 is connected to Vlan 2, Storage on Switch 2 with a cable.
Vlan 1, Default_vlan on Switch 1 is connected to Vlan 1, Default_vlan on Switch 2 with a cable.
Any device on the default_lan can ping any other device but the devices on the storage vlan cannot ping devices in the storage vlan on the other switch.
I thought I had to set up a trunk between the two Storage VLans and that would get it going. However, the results were a disaster: everybody lost a connection and the clustered servers on the default vlan actually abended.
Is trunking necessary if the vlans forbid traffic from each other? Any suggestions? If I'm no being clear, please let me know.