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c7000 with ethernet switch

Regular Advisor

c7000 with ethernet switch

we have a c7000 installed with cisco 3020 switches. my external switches are having vlan.

what are the steps i have to do for configuring this cisco 3020 switch ??
is it ok only to create vlans as per external switches ???

any documents availabel for this switch ??
Honored Contributor

Re: c7000 with ethernet switch

Hi Navaneeda,

Consult this page:

This manual in particular may answer your questions, see page 7-10:

good luck!
Honored Contributor

Re: c7000 with ethernet switch

Cisco 3020 is just like any other non-blade Cisco Switch. On this switch ports 1-16 will map to the NICs, 17 to 22 are external ports, and 23-24 can be used as external ports or x-connect ports betweend adjancent bays. If you want to pass more than 1 vlan on the external ports, you just need to configure the port as a trunk or use DTP.

config# Int gi0/17
config-if#swithchport mode trunk
config-if#swithchport trunk allowed vlan x,y
config-if#swithchport native vlan x

VLANs can be create as well from the vlan database or config mode.