We have a 4507R core connected to remote 4503s. each 4503 is connected via 2 1gig fiber ports set up in a etherchannel. Each floor has 2 4503s. Each floor is a seperate vlan and subnet.
Issue: Our print servers are located on vlan 254. Users send print jobs from ports associated with any other vlan and they hit the queue just fine. The jobs don't make it to the printer until the printer has been power cycled. Within a few minutes, the printer goes "dead" again until it is power cycled.
Is there a requirement to have a print server per vlan that I'm not aware of?
Is there an IOS command to allow access to multiple vlans so the printer ports will see info coming from vlan 254?
PCs don't seem to be affected in any way, and it is NOT just 1 type of printer. Multiple models, multiple manufacturers.
Off the top of my head
1) Check your switch logs to make sure you aren't seeing any duplicate mac address messages.
2) More likely if things work fine when the printers and the print server are in the same vlan is sounds like they could be using some sort of broadcast/multicast to talk to each other rather than unicast. This would have to be a setting on the printers somewhere.