trunk port vs. access port

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Edison Ortiz Tue, 08/19/2008 - 14:25

The switch will try to negotiate a trunk connection during the initial connection.

If the negotiation fails, it falls back to the access vlan. In your case, your server will use Vlan 100 for this connection.

There isn't any danger but you may experience a delay on the port becoming active due to the negotiation. I recommend configuring the port for mode access and remove the encapsulation from the configuration.

Now, if your server NIC is able to use 802.1q, then the switchport will be trunked and all Vlans except for Vlan 1 will be tagged. Per your configuration, the trunk native Vlan is Vlan 1.

HTH,

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Edison.

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