Routing vlans

Hi EE,

I want to create an my own internal vlans using old hardware in our lab. My plan is to use an old server as a pc-router using pfsense and use an old Linksys switch ( srw2024 ). So i'll be creating 5 new vlans on the switch, bond the interfaces of the old server and create 5 subinterfaces for each vlan, and connecting this to the old Linksys, using port channel and trunking the ports to cater to the vlans that I would want to use.

is this feasible? will the vlans be able to communicate with each other with this method?

Gene FontanillaInfrastructure Project LeadAsked:
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
is this feasible?
Yes. At least the switch is capable of all that. Whether the NIC in your server can do this is dependent on that NIC. The docs should tell you that.

will the vlans be able to communicate with each other with this method?

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Yes you can make that happen!
I have done it in the past with L2 & L3 Cisco and HP switches.
I would recommend if you can start playing with HP and making the Port Channels work as between these two and also to the tagged traffic from the management Interface that would give you an idea of the different technologies that we have out there.

For best practices always create a diagram with all the subnets and IP's that you are going to be using.
This would minimize the impact of having any miss configuration on any of the the devices.

I am looking forward to see your diagram / updates,

Good Luck
Gene FontanillaInfrastructure Project LeadAuthor Commented:
Thanks Don!

Hi Valleged,

I will first create a diagram on what I intended to implement and post it here before I start configuring the servers and the switch :)

Is it also possible for me to ride on the current gateway that I have?

like NAT on NAT?

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Gene FontanillaInfrastructure Project LeadAuthor Commented:
Here is a simple network diagram I have in mind
Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Is it also possible for me to ride on the current gateway that I have?
I don't understand what you mean by this.

Do you mean that you want to use your existing internet connection? If so then yes. Just add routes and NAT statements to your ASA for the additional inside networks.
Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
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Please explain what information my answer lacked and what was the extra work you had to do.
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