I have a local enclave with a mixture of layer 2 switches and 2 layer 3 switches. I am required to segregate my management network from my managed traffic, but another of the requirements is that I use Loopback addresses to do any ftp or ssh. I created a private network management VLAN 10.255.255.0 and the divided it in half. The network management workstation sits on the lower half and each switch also has an IP address on this subnet, 10.255.255.0/25. The loopbacks sit on the 10.255.255.128/25 because the switches don't allow a loopback to sit on the same network as one of the interfaces. This is fine for the 2750 switch that directly connects to the network management workstation, but I can't hit any of the other switches. How can I route those addresses through my network, or how do I put the management workstation on the loopback network to hit them. There isn't any other reason for the management address besides ftp, logging, and ssh so if I can do the later it would be perfect. Thanks for your help.
Ok, so since I'm using multiple layer 2 switches (2960Gs) with only 2 layer 3 switches (3750G), then I need to put a static route on both 3750s for each switch that I have a loopback address on, which will be all of them. Am I correct or did I not understand you?
Yes although i would have thought as the 2960 is only a L2 switch then you may face problems using a loopback and a L3 SVI management vlan as these switches do not route.