VLAN Troubles

Doug McIntyre merlyn at geeks.org
Tue Mar 6 15:59:42 CST 2012


On Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 09:32:33PM +0000, Jonathon Exley wrote:
> If it's still not working, try capturing traffic from the Dell switches with Wireshark and then send traffic from the Cisco switch and also capture that. Compare the frames and check that the salient parts line up - e.g. Ethertype.


He already posted his response of getting it working. 

But in general, Dell switches interop just fine with Cisco and Juniper
switches for VLAN trunking. The CLI on the Dell switches is a royal
PIA to use. Tries to be Cisco IOS, but not quite. Different enough to
make you sware at it. And if you want to do something like setup many
VLANs trunked to different port groups, and single ports, your config
will be 1000's of lines long (depending on which switch you
have. Since each of the different revs of each families seems to be
made by a different OEM, or some new code base from a few OEMs).




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