We have purchased 3 no CISCO SF300-48P (Access Switches) with the interest of setting up a new laboratory consisting of 120 desktops. We currently have a CISCO 4507R (Core Switch) and a CISCO 3560 (Distribution Switch) for the campus wide network. Our network is developed with various VLANS to support Internet and Intranet facilities.
The new lab need to be incorporated in to the Campus wide network with a new VLAN ID. But problem is while trunking the CISCO 3560 (Distribution switch) to the CISCO SF300-48P (Access Switch) communication does not happen. While, surfing the internet and various doc's say that SF300 uses GVRP instead of dot1q trunking. We, are also unable to locate any information about how these switches need to be communicated.
GVRP is a GARP application that provides IEEE 802.1Q-compliant VLAN pruning and dynamic VLAN creation on 802.1Q trunk ports. With GVRP, the switch can exchange VLAN configuration information with other GVRP switches, prune unnecessary broadcast and unknown unicast traffic, and dynamically create and manage VLANs on switches connected through 802.1Q trunk ports.
You should be able to configure your 3560 end to match the vlans on the SF300.