Hi all.A service provider has connected two of our offices in a city with a metroethernet line and has sent that the line between the two offices is in VLAN X on their switches at both locations. I will be connecting the line on one end to a 6500 switch and the other side of the link on a 1840 router.
The thing that's a bit puzzling is the 6500 side.
I know a can assign an IP address directly to a fast ethernet port, connect a cable to the port assigned by the provider on their switch and it should work.
But I was thinking of doing something else.I was thinking of creating a VLAN X on the 6500 and assigning the IP address to the VLAN X interface so it can connect to the other office(X being the same number on both devices as I think they should be the same).
Would something like option 2 work? And if both options are viable which one would be better? Any help is greatly appreciated.