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Configure management port to connect to main vlan

I have a switch that is on a seperate vlan the connect the san to the VM servers. I would like to be able to manage it through the computer on the main vlan. How should I configure it? As a trunk? But I don't want any traffic flowing through it besides what will be used to manage and monitor the switch.

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More information could have helped, however, this is what I would do:

 

1. Configure the an SVI on the switch:

interface Vlan5
description Management_Vlan
ip address x.x.x.x 255.255.255.x
end

 

the Interfaces on both switches:

interface GigabitEthernet1/1
 description Management connection to Lan
 switchport access vlan 5
 switchport mode access
 

 

HTH,

 

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More information could have helped, however, this is what I would do:

 

1. Configure the an SVI on the switch:

interface Vlan5
description Management_Vlan
ip address x.x.x.x 255.255.255.x
end

 

the Interfaces on both switches:

interface GigabitEthernet1/1
 description Management connection to Lan
 switchport access vlan 5
 switchport mode access
 

 

HTH,

 

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My computer is on vlan 1 (192.168.0.X), along with all of my other switches. But there is one switch (2960S) on vlan 31 (172.31.1.X) but all of the port are being used.

The only open port on the switch is the FastEthernet port labeled as MNGT BaseT.

Could I just set this port to vlan 1 and connect to the rest of the network?

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You will have to configure that management interface with an IP address on the vlan 1 subnet and then connect it to the network on an access port on Vlan 1, that should work.

 

HTH,

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