I'm new to this but have used Cisco before:
I have some old Cisco 3500 Switches and I'm trying to replace them with a Nortel Avaya Switch 4548GT-PWR switch.
I have setup the VLANs just like the Cisco switch so bascially its mirroring the cisco switch that used to be in place, However when I plug into it, its not grabbing a DHCP license.
I have a windows server 2003 as my AD and DNS and DHCP and the VLAN Scopes are in the DHCP server.
I have enabled DHCP on the switch as well ( I think )
Does anybody have any experience with these Switches? Here is my setup below:
I have a Cisco 6506 switch that is the Switch Engine (it holds all the VLANS) VLAN 172 is for access to my switches via hyperterminal or putty, VLAN 162 is my printers.
Now before the Cisco 6506 switch just had 1 ethernet cord up to the Gigabyte port on the old Cisco 3500, I'm assuming that port was 172, than on the rest of the ports they were 162
So on the Avaya switch I made Port 1 as 172 and then the rest on 162. So I was thinking I could just unplug that ethernet cord from the 3500 switch and put it into Port 1 on the Avaya switch and then plug in the rest of the ethernet cords that go to the printers in the rest of the ports on the Avaya switch.
So far its not obtaining an IP address, however if I change my laptop to a static IP of 162 it shows it connected. My printers all have static IP address however when I try to print to one of them its not working.
What am I doing wrong here, please help