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themizzz21
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Cannot understand how routing works in this setup

The madman who previously supported the client's network had created the following setup.

1. The ports of every switch in the network are configured as access vlan 1.

2. All subnets are /24.

 

At any switch and at any port I connect client with any of the 4 subnets ip address,
it will be able to talk to other clients and servers that belong to any of this 4 subnets.
How can this routing work?

 

Thank you very much.

 

 

setup.jpg

 

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Hi

The reason that it works is because the 3 routed ports on cisco3560 are all connected to vlan1 in the small business switch.

The traffic flow will be, for example, 10.168.127.30 to 10.168.140.50.

From 10.168.137.30 to port 20 (vlan1) on 3560, then through port 1 to port 1 on small switch then to port 2, because this is the def gw. The traffic is routed to port 4, coming in on port 4 (vlan1) on small switch, and then out on port 1, in to 3560 then out on trunk port to next 3560 and out port 1 

/Mikael

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balaji.bandi
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Cisco 3650 configured as P2P IP address on the interface so the ports act as rotuing port - rather Layer 2.

 

If you want to improve and best practice.

 

Make Seperate VLAN respected Subnet, so you can keep track of the same.

 

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Hi Balaji,

Thank you very much for the reply.

Yes i know that the ports are now L3 ports.

The issue is that computers are connected to access ports that belong to VLAN 1 but have network settings other than the VLAN 1 subnet settings.

VLAN 1 subnet: 10.10.1.X/24

Client with ip address 10.168.140.50/24 is connected to a VLAN1 access port.

Is this normal?

 

Thanks again.

setup.jpg

Hello,

 

post the full running configurations of both 3650 switches...

Hello,

The picture is a quick depiction of the setup. Do not take into account the port numbers.

The configurations are from my lab switches as i recreated the setup from the client's network.

 

Thank you very much.

Your config looks ok, on high level - each port belong to each seperate VLAN and has own DHCP Scope configured.

 

Other switches configured as Trunk port with respected VLAN ?

 

where do you see wrong here ? or am i missing something here ?

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Hello Balaji,

Let the configs aside and see the following scenario.

I have switch A with vlan 1 ip address 10.168.138.1/24 and switch B with vlan 1 ip address 10.168.138.6/24

Switch A has also 3 L3 port interfaces 10.168.137.1/24, 10.168.139.1/24, 10.168.140.1/24+10.168.141.1/24 as secondary.

Switch A has a trunk link with switch B.

All ports of the switch B belong to vlan 1(switchport access vlan 1).

I connect a device on, let say, port 1 of the switch B with network settings eg 10.168.140.50/24 with 10.168.140.1 as default gateway. On switch B i connect another device on port 2. The second device has network settings 10.168.137.100/24 with 10.168.137.1 as default gateway.

So, we have 2 devices connected on vlan 1 access ports but with network settings out of vlan 1 subnet.

Nevertheless these devices (and all other devices on this network) can route packets between each other.

 

Thank you.

Hi

The reason that it works is because the 3 routed ports on cisco3560 are all connected to vlan1 in the small business switch.

The traffic flow will be, for example, 10.168.127.30 to 10.168.140.50.

From 10.168.137.30 to port 20 (vlan1) on 3560, then through port 1 to port 1 on small switch then to port 2, because this is the def gw. The traffic is routed to port 4, coming in on port 4 (vlan1) on small switch, and then out on port 1, in to 3560 then out on trunk port to next 3560 and out port 1 

/Mikael

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Thank you very much!