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How to enable VLANs communications between cisco 3560 and Dlink DGS 3650?

Hello,

please see the diagram (VLAN.png), is there a way to get VLANs in Cisco 3560 switch be able to communicate with VLANs in Dlink 3560 switch and vice versa ? in other words how to confgure the link between Cisco 3560 and Dlink 3560?

please note that vlans1,2,3 con communicate in all cisco switches also in all  Dlink switch and I would them to be able to communicate between cisco and dlink switches.

Thanks in advance!
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Suliman Abu Kharroub
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oferamCommented:
The easy way is to use three network cables and three ports for each VLAN. No special configuration there only make sure VLAN 1 in Cisco correspond VLAN 1 in the DLINK.

The harder way (and the recommended) is to use 802.1q - define a trunk port on both sides.
On Cisco the command should be something like:
   conf t
   interface GigabitEthernet0/2
   switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

On the DLink you need to define the equivalent, check:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Networking_Hardware/Switches/Q_23802842.html

Good luck
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Rick_O_ShayCommented:
You should be able to see those VLANs across all the switches if you set up the link between the Cisco and Dlink as a trunk and add those VLANs to it as tagged.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
oferam::

actuality there are more switches connected to each core switch but I created only 2 in diagram just for simplify. so I have to use the hard way :)

Rick_O_Shay:
Thank you for your comment. it is as same as what "oferam:" said , right?

I will test it tomorrow and post pack here.
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Rick_O_ShayCommented:
Suliman, It is the same thing. I think we were both typing at the same time.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
No worries bro, I have to test then accept ;)
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Rick_O_ShayCommented:
I have no problem with you giving all the points to oferam. He is correct and did answer first.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
I configured the 2 ends link between dlink and cisco (core switches). but i am still cant ping from dlink  to cisco.

when i issued "show int trunk" it does not show me the interface that i have just configured as a trunk.

any ideas please?
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Rick_O_ShayCommented:
Is the port at least coming up on each switch? If they don't do Auto MDI-X you will need a crossover cable.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
Rick_O_Shay:

Thank you so much,crossover cable solves the problem. i am Happy :)
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
Thanks all.
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Rick_O_ShayCommented:
Glad to help. have a good weekend.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
small question:

does the switch prohibit connections between VLAN by default and then I must allow what i need, or all thing is opened by default and must i prohibit what i dont need ?

because my dns server is in VLAN1, but PCs in vlan2 cant resolve names when it use that dns server.
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