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Layer 3 Switch Configuration

Cobra25
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Hey Guys,

I ran out of IP addresses, it seems our WLAN and Phones are using up a lot of IPs. We have some dummy Cisco SG200 switches in the environment (about 3). Now i got a layer 3 (Cisco 3750x) switch, and I was wondering if this would be sufficient.

L3 SWITCH (10.1.1.1) --> Firewall 10.1.1.2
Route outside 0 0 10.1.1.2

-Im just going to use the default VLAN 1 and connect the SG200 (dont want to try and trunk these - i hate those switches..lol)
-The wireless APs i will directly plug into the L3 switch and assign them to VLAN2 (10.1.2.x)
- Use ip helper to my DHCP server on the 10.1.1.x network

Would this all work?
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Elango SathyadevSenior Systems Engineer

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This will all work if you have the environment configured properly. Cisco L3 is the key along with DHCP server.

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What does configured properly mean. Is this OK or not?
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If I recall properly, you'd still have to do VLAN configurations in the SG200s. They won't just pass along all of the VLANs.

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Why? I kept everything the default vlan 1
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I reread after I typed that. Actually, it sounds like what you want to do should work.
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Generally, your plan should work, but I  don't think it is enough...
Phones should be in separate VLAN and have own IP address range (just like WAPs). SG200 are manageable switches and although you hate those you should start use it properly. Network is growing and it is the best time to start to plan for the future, most likely, soon you will have more problems than just IP address is too small.

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Yes, I know. Will do that later.
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Oh yeah, almost forgot about that. It's a Sonicwall firewall though
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Just a thought... Why not just let the Sonicwall handle the work of DHCP and VLANs?

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Sonicwall is going to be decommissioned in a month.
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Makes sense. However, I'd assume the replacement firewall would be capable of the same duties.
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