Scenario-2.2 Branch Office Network Setup – Configure and Verify Inter-Switch Link Settings

The Scene

Following on from the previous Lab Scenario-2.1 where we applied basic Universal Switch configuration, we will now configure the inter-switch connections.

The Goal

A Static Layer 2 Etherchannel Trunk to be configured between Core-1A and Core-1B.

A Dynamic Layer 2 Etherchannel Trunk using LACP to be configured between UserAcc-1A and UserAcc-1B.

A Dynamic Layer 2 Etherchannel Trunk using PAGP to be configured between UserAcc-1A and UserAcc-1B.

The trunks between the Core Switches and UserAcc Switches should be dynamically negotiated with the Core Switches actively negotiating the trunks.

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Scenario-1 Prepare a new switch for operation and remote administration

The Scene
  • Install a new User Access switch (UserAcc-2) into an existing small network topology consisting of a single Layer 3 Core Switch and one other Layer 2 User Access Switch.
  • The existing Collapsed Core and User Access Switch have already been setup.
  • 802.1Q trunks have been setup between the existing User Access and Core Switch.
  • Switch CORE-1 is configured as the Spanning Tree Root Bridge for all VLANS.

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