Configuring a simple vlan and trunk for 2 switches

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  • got 2 switches that i named sw1 and sw2
  • two rename a switch go into global config mode and type switch(config)#hostname sw1
  • after naming the switches we need to create vlans

vlan 1 is the default

valn 2: named it accounts

vlan 4: named it mgt

vlan 6: named it sales

pc3 on sw1 and pc0 on sw2 are part of the accounts vlan. to configure this we do the following




Sw1(config)#vlan 2

sw1(config-vlan)#name accounts


do the same for vlan 4 and 6


after creating vlans, add the ports that the traffic of each vlan is supposed to move in for example pc3 and pc0


sw1(config)#interface fa0/2

sw1(config-int)#switchport access vlan 2

sw1(config-int)#no shutdown


do the same thing for other vlans created above to add ports to them


-if you notice there is a connection between sw1 and sw2. that will be in default vlan 1. We need to create a trunk port that makes vlans from one switch communicate with the other network


enter sw1 global config mode and configure the interface connecting to the other switch


sw1(config)int fa0/1

sw1(config-if)#switchmode access trunk


ping  computers in the same vlan and should get replies..










Configuring Vlans

To configure vlans on a simple network like the one below

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  1. Configure vlans on both the switches
  2. add the ports of hosts to the vlans
  3. Configure trunk


How to Configure Vlan


Switch(config)#vlan 2

Switch(config-vlan)#name Sales

Switch(config-vlan )#exit

Now add ports to the above VLAN 

Switch(config)#int fa 0/5

Switch(config-if)#switchport mode access

Switch(config-if)#switchport access vlan 5

Configure Trunk

SWitch(config)#int fa 0/2      (this is port connecting the two switches)

Switch(config-if)# switchport mode trunk

Switch(config-if)#switchport trunk acess vlan 5






Add i.p addresses to your hosts as above

PING the hosts on different switches but same vlan





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