Hi, can you confirm the following:
Imagine I want to create SVI vlan 307 on all my catalyst switches in order to reach switches on the network via IP.
a) I would unassign vlan 1 from every port.
b) I would assign ports for example 11 - 15 to vlan 20 (servers). then switchports 16 - 46(applications) to vlan 30 for example. Switchports 47 and 48 would be trunk allow vlan 20,30,307 to upstream 4507 distribution switch.
c) SVI int vlan 307 is the only SVI I should create and assign an IP there. I should shut int vlan 1.
Which switchports I should assign vlan 307 (management) to? I mean, my understanding is that I need physical ports associated with vlan in order to see vlan coming up, right? Please let me know what is your thought on that.
He, he, yes I think that was you.
One more question:
Is it a good practice assign the default-gateway on this layer 2 access-layer switch as IP on vlan 307, right?
That way on the upstream 4507 I would have a vlan 20, vlan 30 (etc.) and vlan 307 SVI configured. Then the default-gateway configured on the layer 2 switch would be the IP specified on vlan 307, correct?
Yes, on the L3 switch that does the inter-vlan routing you will have a L3 SVI for vlan 307. The IP address assigned to that L3 SVI should be used as the default-gateway for all your L2 switches.