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Nortel Baystack 5510 switches VLAN

Posted on 2009-06-29
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Hello, I'm interested in setting up a VLAN on a Nortel Baystack 5510 switch stack to isolate my servers. I'm not really familiar with the creation of VLANs, but I believe these switches support it. I've read through the documentation I have on the switches, but it doesn't go into too much depth with regard to the creation of the VLAN. On the web console management center for the switch stack I see that there is a VLAN section. Do I just create it from there and select the port ranges I want to be a member of the VLAN? Thank you.
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They support it, though I prefer to use the JDM ( http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=SWDETAIL&id=788783&poid=12261 )

You will have to have SNMP configured on the switch to use the JDM, but it has a nice GUI that takes most of the confusion away.  Basically, remove all the ports from VLAN 1, create all the VLANs you want to use and assign them to each port.  Make sure your trunk port has tagging and the access ports are configured for access.  Also, make sure your access port's PVID matches the vlan you added to that port.
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Okay. So, VLAN1 is the original VLAN that is created when you connect the Nortel switches?

Once the VLANs are setup it is my understanding that members of one VLAN will not be able to directly contact/see members of another VLAN? I basically want to do this as an added measure of security in the event that we experienced a virus outbreak among client pcs, they wouldn't be able to infect the servers? Am I correct with my assumption on VLANs?
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Yes, members of one vlan won't be able to contact another unless you are routing between the vlans.  Think of them as completely separate switches.

The 5510 is actually a routing switch which means you can add an IP address to each vlan and route traffic between them.
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Great! Thank you for the help.
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