You can create a given VLAN on the 4506, and then connect the uplink on the 2900XL to the 4506. You would just need to make the port on the 4506 an access port in the VLAN of your choice. Since this is just an uplink access port, VLAN information will not be propagated between the switches, so the VLAN# on both sides does not need to match. Although for manageability's sake, it's probably a good idea for them to match.
With this config, all ports on the 2900XL that are in the same VLAN as its uplink port will be able to send traffic across the uplink to the VLAN of the port on the 4506.
Right, even if there's a "vlan mismatch" between the 4506-2900XL link, this will still work at layer 2. You'll want to IP address the hosts on the 2900XL appropriately for the VLAN defined on the 4506.
Since this is just an uplink port and not a trunk port, the frames moving across the link are not tagged, which is why the actual VLAN number on the 2900XL does not matter. But having the VLAN numbers match makes it easier to manage.
I have a 2924M XL with a 1 port GBIC card installed, from looking @ the IOS it seems that I can configure a switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q and set it up as a trunk link back to my 4006. The 4006 has a vtp domain and password configured so I have manually matched that config back on the 2900 XL switch with the vlan database command. I still can't get them to ping and debugging dtp frames is showing that my gig int on the 2900 is dropping the frames? I have vlan 1 as the native vlan on all my trunks but this is the first time I've tried to configure a 2900 switch as at trunk? Any help would be appreciated.
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