Dell Switch VLAN configuration with LAG
Posted on 2013-06-07
I have a setup with three Dell 5548 switches, two of the switches are in the comms rack and connect the the users, printers and other devces to the network, these two switches are linked using an HDMI cable and are managed using a single IP. The third switch is located in the server room at the other end of the building and is connected by two lines bonded in a LAG, this setup is all working well and as expected.
The problem I have is that I need to setup a separate network between the two point for connectivity to a particular system, I had decided to use a VLAN to acheive this and used the following setup:
On the comms room switch I removed two ports (35 & 36) from the main VLAN 1 and added them to a new VLAN 2 and did the same with port 48 on the server room switch, all VLAN 2 ports have the following confguration:
Switchport Mode: Layer2
Port VLAN Mode: General
VLAN List: Added 2U
Frame Type: Admin All
Ingress Filtering: Disabled
The problem is that I cannot get any traffic to flow between the two switches on VLAN 2 the normal network comms is fine, i am wondering if i need to change the configuration of the LAG, it has the following config under the VLAN section:
SwitchPort Mode: Layer2
Port VLAN Mode: Access
PVID: Greyed Out
VLAN List: 1
The other options are greyed out.
I have setup VLANS before using HP and Netgear switches and have not had any issues, the only thing that i have not had at the other sites is the LAG.
Do i need to change the configuration of the LAG to Trunk or General mode to make this work?
Thanks for Looking...