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I have a cisco 2960 switch which has 3 vlans configured on it and I have a Nortel Baystack 460 switch connected to it. The 2 switches are connected together. I would like to know how to configure the nortel switch so that it can be see the vlans that are been created on the cisco switch
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by:predragpetrovic
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Hi,

Nortel doesnt support VTP at all. VTP is available only on Cisco. My suggestion is to configure trunk interconnection between the switches.
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Can you guide me through the procedure to create a trunk on the nortel switches?
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http://www25.nortelnetworks.com/library/tpubs/pdf/switches/bstack/450/210245A.PDF

You have a section about trunking. I have only worked with nortel L2/3 and L3/7 switches for IBM Blade Center. I do not know how it is being done on these via CLI.
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by:KOAC
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Thans for the document. But tell me, when i go to create a multi-trunk port, it asks me to specify 2 ports that needs to be added to the trunk. One port will be the Port on the Nortrel Switch anf then how do I specify the second port which is on th Cisco Switch that needs to be trunked??
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configure terminal
interface %type %number
switchport mode trunk
switchport trunk allowed vlan all
switchport nonegotiate
exit

where %type is gigabit, fastethernet etc...
where %number is 0/10 , 1/10 , 2/20 :)
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by:KOAC
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But isnt this cisco switch configuration???
I want to know how to configure it on nortel switches.
Note: Plz read above comment
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Yep this is Cisco config, for the nortel you need to enable dot1q tagging.

I cannot find it on the manual anywhere... You could try to do something like:
/configure/port PORTNUMBER/tag ena

that is how it is done on nortel ibm blade switches.
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