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How do I run a single Fiber Trunk from 6509e switch to 2 HP Procurve Switches, for voice and data?

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I have a Cisco 6509e core switch running multiple VLANs. The two VLANs I am concerned with are for the voice and employee data networks. Recently, there was a fiber circuit installed to provide connectivity to the switch between floors due to an upcoming move. Rather than ordering Cisco equipment for the new area, HP Procurve switches were purchased. I have put the Fiber circuit into trunk mode on the 6509e and the Voice Procurve. I then selected an Ethernet port to use to trunk between the switches downstairs. I was expecting all VLANs to be carried through the trunks, but this is not what occured. I can get a voice connection when the fiber is connected to the voice switch and a data connection when I connect directly to the data switch. Does anyone know what configuration needs to be done to make this set up work properly?
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First thing we have to do is settle the issue of nomenclature.

In Cisco terms a trunk is a link which carries multiple VLANs.
In HP terms a trunk is aggregating multiple physical links into a single virtual link (what Cisco calls Etherchannel).

So for this discussion, lets use Cisco terminology no matter what the platform, okay?

It sounds like you need a trunk between the 6509 and the HP switches.  And you've got the Cisco end taken care of, right?

So on the HP switch you will need to tag the non-native VLAN(s).

vlan 12 ! or whatever VLANs need to go over the trunk
 tagged 24 ! this is the port which connects to the 6509

repeat those two lines changing the VLAN number for any non-native VLANs that need to go over the trunk   (because the native VLAN isn't tagged, you don't have to do anything with that VLAN).
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by:Jake Davis
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I appreciate that and I will give it a try. I'm familiar with Cisco, but new to the HP Procurves, so this sounds like exactly what I need to know.
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The explanation of nomenclature got me moving in the right direction and saved me a lot of time on this issue.
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