switch port configuration

Unanswered Question
Nov 29th, 2007
User Badges:


i need to configure an isolated switch with default configuration with a dedicated network on my catalyst network core with vlans, this dedicated switch is directly connected to my pix firewall interface.

first i only need to pass through my catalyst core network so i prepared a cable to the firewall interface and another cable to replace the one on the isolated switch, what do i need to do on the 2 interfaces of my core switch ?

switch mode access ??

thank you

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
bvsnarayana03 Thu, 11/29/2007 - 21:52
User Badges:
  • Silver, 250 points or more

if its isolated, then i understand it'll have its own vlans & requires no communication with any other device on network.

Then you may create a vlan on core, assign 1 port to this vlan & connect your isolated network switch to this vlan port. Yes, it'll be access port & doesnt need to be trunked.

yann.boulet Thu, 11/29/2007 - 23:40
User Badges:

thank you for the reply but do i need to configure same vlan ID on the isolated switch where interfaces are connected to the core switch ?

bvsnarayana03 Thu, 11/29/2007 - 23:45
User Badges:
  • Silver, 250 points or more

Yes you have to create this vlan on the isolated switch & add the port conecting core to this vlan.

yann.boulet Thu, 11/29/2007 - 23:59
User Badges:

ok thanks a lot so my port configuration should be the same for both switches and like that :

interface GigabitEthernet3/2

switchport access vlan 212

switchport mode access


This Discussion