Once we've configured our router, we can now proceed to configure our switch. The configuration is based on Cisco SF350-24
switch. 24 RJ45 ports with 100Mbps throughput, 2 Gigabit Combo (RJ45/SFP) ports and 2 SFP fiber optic ports. SF350-24
is a powerful switch; 9.52 million packets per second
(with 64-byte packets) and 12.8Gb/s switching performance
. This is enough to make it work in the network presented by us.
Cisco devices are invaluable! And we must admit that the configuration of a VLAN-based network on Cisco
switches is trivially simple. Below in a few steps I present the configuration of VLAN networks
Configuration of ports
We will configure the ports on our switch as follows:
- Ports 1-5 - VLAN 10 - DZIAL_IT
- Ports 10-15 - VLAN 20 - BOOKSHOP
- Ports 20-22 - VLAN 30 - DMZ_SERWER_WWW
- Port 24 - TRUNCTION
Access to CLI through Putty
To get to the device, use the CONSOLE
port, the appropriate RS323-RJ45 cable (included) and the Putty
software, which of course must be properly configured.
For managed Cisco 300 and 500
series switches, the bitrate must be set to 115200
, while the COM
port must be selected according to its connection to the computer.