I have (15) WS-C3650-48PD switches daisy-chained together with the SFP ports and fiber. I have added an additional VLAN (#2) to each switch.
24 ports are assigned to vlan 1 with device IP ranges from 192.168.0.x - 192.168.3.x 255.255.252.0
24 ports are assigned to vlan 2 with device IP ranges from 192.167.0.x - 192.167.3.x 255.255.252.0
I have a computer (IP of 192.168.0.1) plugged into SWITCH #1 into one of the VLAN 1 ports.
I need to manage each switch with telnet (I know, not secure). I have created a new IP address on EACH switch for each VLAN 1, so I have used 15 IP addresses just to manage the switches. Is this correct? It works, I can telnet or http to each switch, but I am confused as to where I need this many addresses for all the switches. I have seen documentation that says a VLAN only needs one IP address.
Maybe I am confusing a management VLAN with a VLAN or VLAN interface.
I just need to manage the switches with telnet / http at this point. Is the multiple address for telnet/ or http the way to go, or can I jump through switch 1 to the others somehow without the need for individual addresses on each switch?
Thanks for your time..