Solved

CISCO 3560G Catalyst

Posted on 2011-02-24
4
447 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I would like to Configure a CISCO 3560G Catalyst to connect to a CISCO 4506E Catalyst Switch.
I need to create one VLAN for this configuration along with the ports on teh 3560G switch.
0
Comment
Question by:pbtech
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
AnthonyHamon earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
First of all, you need to use a crossover cable to connect the two switches.  Also, you may choose to have two uplinks between the switches (connecting to multiple blades on the 4506E) to improve resilience.  The following configuration includes a dummy VLAN which is a good practice to protect against various exploits.

Global configuration extract for both switches to define the VLANs
vlan <vlan number>
 name <vlan name>
vlan 900
 name NATIVE

Access port configuration on both switches:
interface <interface ID>
 switchport mode access
 switchport access vlan <vlan number>
 spanning-tree portfast
 spanning-tree bpduguard enable

Uplink port(s) of each switch
interface <interface ID>
 description ## Uplink to <switch name> switch ##
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport trunk allowed vlan <vlan number>
 switchport trunk native vlan 900
 spanning-tree bpduguard enable
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Istvan Kalmar
Comment Utility
Hi,

On the uplink iterface not need "spanning-tree bpduguard enable" because the port will be blocked as soon het a bPDU packet!

Best regards,
Istvan
0
 

Author Comment

by:pbtech
Comment Utility
1) The Uplinks on the Core Switch 4506E are taken.
2) We will need to run a cross-over cable from a port on the core switch (4506E) to a port on the 3560G switch.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:AnthonyHamon
Comment Utility
Yes, that is fine, the configuration I posted covers this.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
How to update Firmware and Bios in Dell Equalogic PS6000 Arrays and Hard Disks firmware update.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now