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How to configure 2910 iSCSI Switches

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I have two 2910al-24 Procurves that are going to be used for iSCSI

Call them Switch1 and Switch2
The iSCSI network is 10.8.200.0/24
The LAN is 10.8.0.0/24

On Switch 1 -
Ports 1 - 22 are iSCSI ports
Port 23 is a cross-over to Switch 2
Port 24 is unused

On Switch 2 -
Ports 1-18, 20-22 are iSCSI ports
Port 19 goes to the LAN switch
Port 23 is a cross-over to Switch 1
Port 24 is unused


I would like to setup a VLAN so that I can keep the switches connected to the LAN (to manage them) but I do not want the iSCSI traffic mixed with the LAN traffic.  


Two Questions:

What should I type to put port 19 onto a seperate VLAN that can access only the management interfaces on Switches 1 and 2?

Should I plug another cable from Switch 1 into the LAN?
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Something like:



Switch1:

interface 1
   name " iSCSI 1"
exit
interface 2
   name "iSCSI 2"
exit
interface 3
   name "iSCSI 3"
exit
interface 4
   name "iSCSI 4"
exit
interface 5
   name "iSCSI 5"
exit
interface 6
   name "iSCSI 6"
exit
interface 7
   name "iSCSI 7"
exit
interface 8
   name "iSCSI 8"
exit
interface 9
   name "iSCSI 9"
exit
interface 10
   name "iSCSI 10"
exit
interface 11
   name "iSCSI 11"
exit
interface 12
   name "iSCSI 12"
exit
interface 13
   name "iSCSI 13"
exit
interface 14
   name "iSCSI 14"
exit
interface 15
   name "iSCSI 15"
exit
interface 16
   name "iSCSI 16"
exit
interface 17
   name "iSCSI 17"
exit
interface 18
   name "iSCSI 18"
exit
interface 19
   name "iSCSI 19"
exit
interface 20
   name "iSCSI 20"
exit
interface 21
   name "iSCSI 21"
exit
interface 22
   name "iSCSI 22"
exit
interface 23
   name "Switch1->Switch2"
exit
interface 24
   disable
exit
ip default-gateway 10.8.0.1
vlan 1
   name "management"
   ip address 10.8.0.2 255.255.255.0
   no untagged 1-22
   tagged 23
   exit
vlan 2
   name "iSCSI"
   untagged 1-22
   tagged 23
   exit


================================



Switch2:

interface 1
   name "iSCSI 1"
exit
interface 2
   name "iSCSI 2"
exit
interface 3
   name "iSCSI 3"
exit
interface 4
   name "iSCSI 4"
exit
interface 5
   name "iSCSI 5"
exit
interface 6
   name "iSCSI 6"
exit
interface 7
   name "iSCSI 7"
exit
interface 8
   name "iSCSI 8"
exit
interface 9
   name "iSCSI 9"
exit
interface 10
   name "iSCSI 10"
exit
interface 11
   name "iSCSI 11"
exit
interface 12
   name "iSCSI 12"
exit
interface 13
   name "iSCSI 13"
exit
interface 14
   name "iSCSI 14"
exit
interface 15
   name "iSCSI 15"
exit
interface 16
   name "iSCSI 16"
exit
interface 17
   name "iSCSI 17"
exit
interface 18
   name "iSCSI 18"
exit
interface 19
   name "switch2->LAN"
exit
interface 20
   name "iSCSI 20"
exit
interface 21
   name "iSCSI 21"
exit
interface 22
   name "iSCSI 22"
exit
interface 23
   name "Switch1->Switch2"
exit
interface 24
   disable
exit
ip default-gateway 10.8.0.1
vlan 1
   name "management"
   ip address 10.8.0.3 255.255.255.0
   no untagged 1-18,20-22
   untagged 19
   tagged 23
   exit
vlan 2
   name "iSCSI"
   untagged 1-18,20-22
   tagged 23
   exit

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by:jasonrac
ID: 34957551
Thank you - I will try in the morning.
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by:jasonrac
ID: 34962501
Thank you so much - this was perfect.

For anyone in a similar situation - I had to do Switch 2 first (if configuring via network and not console) so I didn't lose connection.  I initially did sw01 first and lost my connection, but then logged in and did SW02 - once that config was up the connection to SW01 came back and I finished the config.

Thanks again!!
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by:jasonrac
ID: 34962504
PERFECT!
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