i am a little confused about the concept of default-gateway and management ip's / VLAN's in L2 and L3 switches.
i can understand the importance of a DGW on a switch when a switch is sending traffic to its GW, but whats its role while we are accessing / telnetting into a switch.A switch doesnt allow access if its DGW is not correctly set.
What is the purpose of Management IP's / VLAN on a switch??
What do cisco means when it says that following switch is transparent ?