Need help deploying metro ethernet VLANs
Posted on 2008-10-16
What I am trying to achieve is bring Metro Ethernet with VLANs into an existing setup that has no VLANs. I will be deploying some number of Cisco 3550-12Ts to accomplish this (open to other suggestions, but the price point is pretty nice). Here's what I have...
Site A: 7507 with Internet connection and servers on Ethernet to 7507 in Site B.
Site B: 7507 with Internet connection #2 and DS-3 Hubs for client access.
I have to build this, and get it back to Site B and off to the Internet as required.
Site C: 3550-12T with Metro interface with multiple remote sites (VLANs assigned by carrier).
I followed the CityOfKerrville threads, and I think I need to do this on the 3550 in Site C.
Not VLAN1, create VLANXX, assign range large enough for all devices to be managed
AGGREGATION - TRUNK, VLAN, ??I get lost here...
Single Ethernet interface from the provider. I've asked if the Metro links are Trunk or Access. No answer yet. The remote (CPE) device is a Hatteras box (HN400-CP, I think), and the provider is assigning a VLAN to each location. I want to then segment traffic (with a VLAN?) for the Customer Premise. We plan to do several of these Metro links. The backhaul to Site B will be on this same interface with a provider assigned VLAN.
Also, do I need, or should I use another 3550 at Site B, or can my trusty old 7507 drive/handle all of this? The routers at SItes A and B are eBGP for Internet and EIGRP for client routes.
Thanks in advance. Robert