|I won't disagree with you wanderer. But I've found (at least around here) there's very few times it's necessary to subnet within a VLAN. Not that I'm adverse to doing so, we can and we have. |
We have one situation here where I work where subnetting within a VLAN was preferable. Our video conference VLAN is a supernet with 4 separate networks (one per major location) and all are within the same subnet.
Other than that though, we pretty much use up an entire VLAN/subnet before bringing another into play so we tend to go with a one VLAN = one Subnet configuration.
As I advised you earlier, if you're going with a one subnet per VLAN scenario, you will want your subnet to match your VLAN tag. It makes things a lot simpler.
Ultimately, you have to go with whatever setup works best for you but I'd keep my management VLAN separate from all others.
I have plugged in to VLAN 2 and cannot seem to ping or access any of the servers on VLAN 1 and I cannot get any reposnses from VLAN 4 machines either.
Again, separate your servers from your management VLAN and leave the management VLAN to network appliances only.
As per my example above, VLAN 2 would be your servers. At layer 3 you would need to establish routes from the other subnets to the server subnet to allow users to access the servers
192.168.3.0/24 access to 192.168.2.0/24
(VLAN 3 <<>> VLAN 2)
192.168.4.0/24 access to 192.168.2.0/24
(VLAN 4 <<>> VLAN 2)
and so on.
Once you have your routes setup correctly, communication between other VLAN's and the servers will work.
I would concentrate on getting one subnet to communicate properly with the server subnet and then it's simple enough to do the rest of your routes using the working one as your example.
However is there something else i am missing which is stopping me from talking to the servers?
Show us your VLAN setup as per my example above and then show me your routing table with all static routes and we'll have a look and see if we can't figure out what's going on.
Also, I'd like an idea on your physical setup. What plugs into what and how your trunk ports are setup including VLAN's on them.
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