Is it possible to assign a L3 switch port with a public IP? How do you rallow data from the Internet to the above port, if possible?
Yes you can assign a pubblic IP to a L3 switch. As far as the switch is concerned it is just another IP address.
Not sure what you mean by how do you allow traffic from the internet to it. Are you trying to give a public IP to a server for example ? If so a more common solution is to use NAT on your internet router/firewall.
Perhaps if you could provide more details in terms of your current setup and what you are trying to do ?
The above was an interview question.
My thinking is, if you assign a switch port fon a 48 port on a L3 switch with a public IP, then port should be put on a VLAN of its own, yes? If so, how are packets from the Internet routed through the perimeter router and firewall to the above port on the switch?
If that is the full question then i'm really not sure what they were looking for.
If you assign the IP to the actual port on the switch and not the device connected to the port then you don't need a vlan you can just use -
the above is a routed port so no need for any vlan config.
As for how are the packets routed this seems a very open ended question. My answer would be "the same way everything else is routed.." The permeter router would need a route for that IP/subnet pointing to the firewall and the firewall would need a route pointing to the L3 switch.
I'm really not sure what the question is designed to test. As i said in my previous post you don't generally use public IPs on internal equipment, you use private addressing and then use NAT on your firewall to translate private IPs to public IPs.
Was that all there was to the question ?
I'm not sure how allocating a public IP to a specific port on a L3 switch is linked to VPN. L3 switches do not act as VPN endpoints so it can't be that.
Perhaps he mean't allocate a public to a device connected to the L3 switch ?
It's really difficult to give a full answer without having the full context of the question.