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What is the deffrent between create VLAN on the core switch & on the Normal Edge switch ?

Both of them in the 2 cases, will be have the Mode as Server .

so, please update me.

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Core switch and VTP server are two separated entity.

Generally The core switch is the VTP server also

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Hi Sir,

Thanx a lot for your support. I am explaning a problem again as I am new

users in cisco, CCNA certified .

I have three switches two 2950 and one 3550 .

3550 is connected to 2950(1st) as a trunk port at both side and another

2950 (2nd) is also connected to 29501st as a trunk.

3550 is in vtp server domain and having 4 vlan---vlan 2 , vlan 3 , vlan

4 and vlan 5.

Now I want in 2950(1st Switch) that 4 pc in vlan 2 and 4 pc in vlan 3.

And in 2950(2nd Switch) 4 pc in vlan 4 and 4 pc in vlan 5 .

When I did all the configuration I found ,not able to ping management IP

also found problem in intervlan routing in switches.

Not able to ping intervlan .What to do I am so confuse that how to do

intervlan routing in switches.

So please provide me solution : As please use any of the Ip address in

switch as u want and please provide me the fully configuration in both

cisco 3550 server and 2950 client configuration with step by step command

as I am trying this last 3 days but not getting any succsess .

Please do the needful . Please provide complete solution with Ip address

as you want to use . step by step configuration in swtiches _______

I will wait for your kind response.



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As a CCNA, I believe you are already familier with VTP, TRUNK, VLAN and Inter-VLAN routing.

This is the procedure to do inter-vlan routing.

1. On C3550

- Change the interface connected to C2950 to layer 3 port (no switchport)

- Create sub-interface for each vlan

int ga0/25.1(for vlan 1)

ip add x.x.x.x x.x.x.x (define ip address)

2. On C2950

- Define default gateway which is the ip address of vlan 1 in C3550

- set the trunk and assign vlan to interfaces as you like

3. Ping from VLAN 2 to 3, you should be able to ping.


Plz rate if helpful to you.