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Mar 20th, 2007
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Hi all, can anyone tell me if I will have problems with this design, I have got about 10 switches, all on vlan 1, I have got some servers that im going to put in vlan 2, the connection to vlan 2 will be via a firewall in transparent mode, so it will be vlan 1 --firewall --vlan 2, As the switches are already uplinked, will there be any spanning tree issues when i plug my firewall between the vlan ?

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desai.jaideep Tue, 03/20/2007 - 05:09
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Spanning-tree will only come into picture when u are connecting both the switches with two uplinks...Are u doing that?

Say G1/1 and G1/2 of SW1 is conneted to G1/1,G1/2 of SW2. Then spanning-tree will come into picture.

However, if you are connecting G1/1 of SW1 with G1/1 of SW2, the spanning-tree wont do anything.

Pls reply.



carl_townshend Tue, 03/20/2007 - 06:26
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Hi , thanks for the reply, basically the switches are already connected twice to each other, what im doing is plugging a port from vlan 1 into a transparent firewall, the firewall then plugs into a port on vlan 2 on one of the switches , will this cause any issues ?

mahmoodmkl Tue, 03/20/2007 - 06:57
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There will be no problem.But u didnt mention where are u doing u r intervlan routing.




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