Good morning cisco community,
I have a question that may seem dumb to the engineers in this forum. However, here it is...
I am setting up a 2960 switch to use two vlans I created, vlan 10 and vlan 100.
I originally set these up with ip addresses, it worked but I realized this was bad design since vlan 10 and vlan 100 default gateways are already set up on the router they go to.
Now there are no ip addresses on my switch, I am told to set up vlan 1 as management vlan and use that for telnet, however if vlan 1 is not assigned to an interface, and nothing is plugged into that interface, I cannot telnet.
Does this mean I have to dedicate a machine to each of my switches for management? I'm about to buy 30 of these, do i need to allocate 30 machines to plug into vlan 1 for management?
Will loopback address achieve the same goal? How do I set that up?