To create a port-based VLAN that spans two switches, you must do two things:
Assign the port on each switch to the
Cable the two switches together using one port on each
switch per VLAN.
Single Port-based VLAN Spanning
Two Switches illustrates a single VLAN that spans a BlackDiamond switch and another
Extreme Networks switch. All ports on the System 1 switch belong to VLAN Sales. Ports 1
through 29 on the system 2 switch also belong to VLAN Sales. The two switches are
connected using slot 8, port 4 on System 1 (the BlackDiamond switch), and port 29 on
system 2 (the other switch).
To create multiple VLANs that span two switches in a
port-based VLAN, a port on System 1 must be cabled to a port on System 2 for each VLAN you
want to have span across the switches.
At least one port on each switch must be a member
of the corresponding VLANs as well.
Two Port-Based VLANs Spanning Two
Switches illustrates two VLANs spanning two switches. On System 2, ports 25
through 29 are part of VLAN Accounting; ports 21 through 24 and ports 30 through 32 are
part of VLAN Engineering. On System 1, all ports on slot 1 are part of VLAN Accounting;
all ports on slot 8 are part of VLAN Engineering.
VLAN Accounting spans System 1 and System 2
by way of a connection between System 2, port 29 and System 1, slot 1, port 6. VLAN
Engineering spans System 1 and System 2 by way of a connection between System 2, port 32,
and System 1, slot 8, port 6.
Using this configuration, you can create multiple
port-based VLANs that span multiple switches, in a daisy-chained fashion.