Vlan Learning need sugestion

Hello Experts,
I want to learn VLAN configrations on HP Procurve Switches. I Need your suggestions about  which HP Switch models ,is best for beginning. I will buy Switches on eBay.
I have a Sophos UTM 220 Hardware Firewall at my Network.

1.do i Need to buy layer 2 or layer 3 Switches?
2.which HP model can help VLAN configuration?

Thanks
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
18xx or 19xx can be used.

1810G (or equivalent are good enough, and not too expensive)

layer 2 use good enough (layer 3 only means you get routing as well as switching on the switch.).
<18xx are dumb switches.
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thank you so much
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