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VLAN Planning 7 years 4 weeks ago #36986

Hi All,

We are in the process of purchasing 3 HP ProCurve 2510G-48 Switches. These will be connected via GBIC's in a hub and spoke configuration.

Switch1 - Being the hub and having all 8 servers connected to it along with Printers and our WatchGuard firewall and the other two switches. All 8 servers are HP Proliant servers with dual nics in them which I'd like to team and configure as needed.

Switch2 and 3 will have PC's, laptops, XDAs connected.

Above is how the hardware is going to be connected.

Here comes the tricky stuff, actually programming the HP Switches to do the above with Server NIC Teaming, and VLAN's.

Server NIC Teaming I know how to configure on the servers but I haven't got a clue how to do it on the HP switches. So any information/guides would be of great help.

VLAN's. My personal thought is that we now have got to a point where we need VLANS because of the size. The only problem with this is I don't know where to start. Our building consists of two floors and all users need access to the same resources as everyone else. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: VLAN Planning 7 years 4 weeks ago #36987

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Despite your weird nickname which lets someone believe your just another spammer on the site, you have posted an interesting scenario.

Unfortunately I have very limited knowledge of NIC teaming with HP Switches, however they have a friendly web interface which I'm sure will help you figure out how to get the job done.

One link which I'd highly advise you read is the following:

This document explains in much detail all about NIC Teaming, different methods available. The document will help you clarify the type of teaming you want to perform and then you can use the key words of the chosen method, to perform a search on how it can be done on HP switches.

Hope this helps!

Good luck

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Re: VLAN Planning 7 years 4 weeks ago #36988

Hi Chris,

No, I'm not a spammer. :0)

Anyway, thankyou for the information regarding NIC teaming.

What our your thoughts on the network configuration using the three HP ProCurve 2510G-48.


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