Smart ports

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Aug 8th, 2007

Hi all,

I am configuring a cisco switch 500 series and all access ports will be set as cisco-desktop smart port.

This switch will be connected to a 3com switch via uplink, vlan1. Which smart port should I use? Can I also use cisco-desktop?

I have this problem too.
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wochanda Thu, 08/09/2007 - 04:46

You'll want to use the switch role on this port. Cisco-desktop role enables portfast and BPDUguard. If the 3com switch talks spanning-tree, this port will shut down upon connecting to the Cisco.

muca Thu, 08/09/2007 - 12:29


Many thanks.

I am still a beginner in the "Networking world"

I've never connected a 3com and cisco switch together and I would like to ask just one more question.

The commands for the cisco-switch macro aren't specifics for connecting to another cisco switch? I mean do you know what commands the 3 com switch will be able to interpret?

switchport trunk native vlan $native_vlan

switchport trunk allowed vlan ALL

switchport mode trunk

switchport nonegotiate

mls qos trust cos


wochanda Thu, 08/09/2007 - 19:22

These commands aren't specific to connecting to a cisco switch. This just configures the link to be a trunk, so you can connect to any other switch.


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