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Configure 3560 - Urgent Help

Dear All,

I am still New to the World of Cisco.

I received today 15 Cisco switches 3560 - 48 Ports & 1 Core switch 4506.

i know the basic configuration of 3560.

i want to create 3 VLANS of core Switch and each VALN will be for specific reaons.

So VLAN with this Name ( NETWORK-DEVICE) will be for Cisco Switches .

and it should have DHCP for this VLAN only.

Can any one tell me , how i deploy DHCP for that on the Core Switch . or it needs to deploy on the 3560 Switch.

Please Help.


Re: Configure 3560 - Urgent Help

I would recommend deploying DHCP on the core switch. Please see the link below for details on DHCP configuration. Also, you may want to consider using VTP to propagate your VLAN configuration throughout your network.

Cisco IOS DHCP Server

VTP Configuration

Hope this helps.


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Re: Configure 3560 - Urgent Help


I do not use DHCP on my switches, I prefer to run it on a dedicated server. By the way, on the core switch you will have 3 logical interfaces, one for each vlan (so, the interfaces' name will be VLAN1, VLAN2 and VLAN3). The DHCP server will belong to one of these, and thus DHCP requests will be sent to it. If you want to allow other VLANs to have a DHCP, just use the IP HELPER fuction on each VLAN interface; if you will not configure IP HELPER, that particular VLAN will not receive any DHCP-anwers...

Hope this will help.