I have this network in which in need segmentations in two different VLANs, one for the Administration and another for ACADEMIC pourpuse.
Because the network is in production, I can only create the ACADEMIC VLAN (VLAN 20) and I have to left the ADMIN VLAN with the default VLAN 1.
To do the Segmenetation I have 3 Switches:
1. Switch Catalyst 3560G (as Core Switch without use L-3 capabilities only L-2).
2. Switch Catalyst 2960 (as Distibution Switch).
3. Switch Catalyst Exprress 500 (as Distribution Switch).
All the servers are connected to the 3560G switch and there are servers for ADMIN and others for ACADEMIC. So the are servers connected in configured ports according with the VLANs which they belong. Each VLAN has its own DHCP server.
the cat 2960 and cat express 500 are connected directly to the Cat 3560. But this two switches are also connected with non-Manageable Switches 3com and some hubs, the Cat 2960 and Cat Express are not connected with PCs or end devices, only with other switches (non-cisco)
the cat 2960 has its ports divided, 12 for the VLAN 1 and the rest for the VLAN 20.
The cat 500 has all its port at the VLAN 20.
I need to know how do I have to configure the switches to support also the segmentation and the non-cisco Switches.
should I configure the interconnection ports Between the Cisco and non-Cisco Switches as Trunk or Access?
should I configure the interconnection prots Between the Cisco and non-Cisco Swtiches with which native VLAN??
Which SmartPort profile should I choose to configure the port which connect the Cat Express 500 with the non-cisco switches?
Thanks in advance.