Cisco 2960 ; 2 Vlan ; It connects to a Dlink layer 3 and an HP Procurve 2610. During implementation I was not able to configure trunks from switch to switch, so i set the connecting ports as access ports between the switches.
So the procurve has Port1(Vlan1), Port2(Vlan2) ----- Dlink [ Port5(Vlan1), Port6(Vlan2) ]
The cisco also has Port1(Vlan1), Port2(Vlan2) ------ Dlink [ Port7(Vlan1), Port8(Vlan3)
Enabled STP on the dlink and cisco. The dlink and procurve have low cpu (7-8%) and seem to be fine.
- Problem 1 : When i activate stp on the procurve, it hangs up and i cant access it (mgmt ip is on vlan1) (loop ??)
- Problem 2 : average ok, high cpu spikes on the 2960, high broadcasts; the amount of traffic on that switch does not justify those numbers attached is a screenshot
Anyone has experience with Dlink layer 3 switches, unable to find a way to specify the encapsulation type; or how to tag the packets with the vlan id properly