Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Community Member

How to setup SG500 for test servers

Hello,

I have 3 SG switches that are chained using fibre. I have them configured for L3 switching.

What I am trying to accomplish it that I have a live network with my clients and servers. One of the servers is going to be replaced with a server of the same name and IP address (192.168.51.246). I need to be able to test the server along with a couple test clients, and be able to access the internet.

I have considered VLAN with inter-vlan routing, but the second VLAN requires a different subnet and if I put the machines inside that vlan with IP addresses not in the subnet, I cannot use the vlan address as the gateway, therefore cannot route outside of the vlan.

What are my options to be able to have a test environment with access to outside on the same subnet as the live network?

1 REPLY
Green

How to setup SG500 for test servers

Hi Eric, I'd say if your network router supports it, try to put in a LAN DMZ... or try to use a small IP space on the same subnet. If you're testing only like 5 IP address use a 255.255.255.248 mask within the same subnet. Once you make the smaller IP space you could probably make a basic access list on your router to prevent the small subnet to access your larger subnet.

-Tom
Please mark answered for helpful posts
http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/

-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/
78
Views
0
Helpful
1
Replies
CreatePlease to create content