How do I create a VLAN between DELL PowerConnect 6248 and Cisco 3012 Switch
Posted on 2009-05-15
Recently I have run out of IP addresses on my main subnet and now I am using two different subnets on the same LAN. Not being the ideal setup, I would like to create two vlans, one for my 192.168.1.0 (main subnet) and the other for a 188.8.131.52 (secondary subnet).
I currently have two Dell Powerconnect 6248 that i am going to stack and connect to Cisco 3012 switches. I would like to create 2 vlans for both subnets on the stack and make it my core switch. My curent setup is not ideal in which I have one of the Dell switches on the 192.168.1.0 to service my main subnet and the other Dell Switch on the 192.168.2.0 to service the secondary subnet. The switches are directly connected and can communicate just fine, but since they are Layer switches I am not utliizing the routing capability as designed.
Since this is my first time setting up a vlan, i need a little assistance. I understand the general idea that one of the ports on each switch needs to be designated as a trunk port and that the ports in the vlan need to be designated, but i do not know how to make it all happen. Please help. Thanks,