I feel a lack of knowledge of switches that have VLAN capability. I rarely deal with them in the fullest sense and don't have much to experiment with. About all I've done is to set up a VLAN for the purpose of switch management when the switch might be on a subnet that's removed from the main LAN.
The most common question I see here on EE is about routing between VLANs. And, I don't know how to combine switch capabilities into my answers. I can give generic answers but that's about it.
Now, it's easy for me to say that these details are all switch device dependent. But that's really skirting the issue. I can only imagine that there are a lot of switch VLAN controls that are more or less common.
I think I understand about tagging and trunks but have never used either of them. My sense is that they are important when data is flowing through more than one switch or other device. Yes?
But, as above, my real question is VLAN-to-VLAN routing. Is there a common way that this is done?
I don't mind reading but I don't want to waste a whole lot of time in sifting through things that don't get to the point. So, in addition to your answers, some good links would be great!