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Help configuring VLANs on Dell PowerConnect 5448

I need to basically be pointed in the right direction as I'm not quite sure where to begin.

I have a Cisco ASA 5505 that is running the Security License upgrade that allows me to have multiple VLANs. It connects into a Dell PowerConnect 5448 switch and I need to know where to start for sectioning off the ports to different VLANs. Perhaps if someone can give me some pointers or direct me to a step by step guide to accomplishing building a successful VLAN assigned to a group of ports, that would be terrific. I can setup the ASA, but am clueless about the Dell.

I need 1 VLAN to span 8 ports power my iSCSI device that I am bringing up
I need 1 VLAN for the 6 Help Desk machines that will need domain access and internet
I need 1 VLAN for a lab that will occupy 2 ports that will only go to the Internet
I need 1 VLAN for administrators occupying 4 ports
And I would like a VLAN for my ESXi server farm.

Like I said, could you direct me to a concise and informative step by step on how to assign a VLAN from an ASA to route only to specific ports on the Dell?

I have telnet and web console access to the Dell, so either way is fine.
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On the Dell you just need to go into the VLAN Membership page and create your VLANs. Then go into the VLAN Port Settings page and add the ports to the VLANs. Use the mode of access or general and then set untagged for all of the device ports with a PVID set to the same number as the VLAN itself. For the link between the Dell and the Cisco set it up as trunk mode and tag all the VLANs to it so they can be seen in the Cisco.
fieldsjaAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that points me in the right direction

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