So here's my dilemma...
I've inherited a Dell & Nortel network. They all connect to a "core" switch, which is a Dell 6024.
We're moving our network to Cat 2960s and a 6509 as the core. I have the vlan database setup, and can talk effortlessly to all our Cisco products. But I am having the hardest time getting the 6509 to connect to the Dell switch.
What I would like to do is have the 6509 conencted to the network and move all the idfs one at a time to 2960s and the 6509.
I've been able to get the 2960's to talk to the Dell switches, so long as I turn off vlan tagging on the dells. I think I've tried everything imaginable to get the 6509 to talk, but it just will not.
Here is what I am doing:
I've made an sfp slot a trunk, and tried every type of encap. I've made the Dell port a trunk, tried with and without tagging.
We are also changing our subnets, as our make no damn sense.
Since both switches L3, I was thinking of creating L3 ports and each side, and just sending the appropriate traffic to each other.
I'm not an expert by any means, so I'm not sure if these are dumb questions or not... but I wanted to see if anyone else has ever had this problem, or a better idea on how to do this.
Thanks in advance