This should be an easy question to answer. I have a fairly new HP-E540zl switch that I initially set up with basic configurations and it is in production. I notice that there is a "log in" under "HP networking" in the web interface for the switch. Is this log in to configure the switch or is it to some HP service? Because I can not log into it with the credentials i log into the switch with using hyper terminal.
Secondly, as it stands I have one network segment. However I may be asked to break the network into different segments for security purposes. How would i go about this? I am thinking setting up a different VLAN on this switch. How does a windows network handle this? Meaning if I have some of my machines on a different segment will they still be able to run server based apps and share information with the rest of the network?
Maybe someone can explain the basics like how two segments work inside of the same domain etc etc.