I have an access switch plugged into our core with using a trunk port. To manage this switch I've added a vlan to it which also exists on the core (so it's routed throughout our network)...this switch also contains some vlans which are local to this switch and are not routed through the rest of the network. IP Routing is not enabled on the switch, and the trunk port only allows the routed vlan.
My problem is, for some reason when I try to connect to this switch it always fails, I can't even ping it. I'm getting an incomplete arp entry for my PC. I ran an arp debug and noticed that it's sending the arp request from one of the vlans that are not on the core...and the vlan is not allowed on the trunk....which would explain why it's not getting a response. How do I prevent that from happening?
Can you ping the switch from the Core?
You mentioned the switch does not have "ip routing" enable (which is fine) but have you configured a "ip default-gateway" on the switch so packets destined to other subnets know where to go?
Also, is the source workstation connected physically to this switch?
Can this workstation connect to the core (telnet)?