We just bought Power Connect 6224 for one our sites and now we are looking to use this switch as our core switch for our two separate networks. Here is what we are looking to do
1) Looking to enable inter vlan routing
2) Looking to connect two separate networks to this switch
3) Looking to use acl to filter traffic between two networks
4) Looking to use multiple DHCP servers for different network
i) We currently have two dhcp servers connected separately in windows 2003 environment
ii) DNS server for both networks is looking at dhcp server for name resolution.
Problem currently facing
1) Couldn't find the way to enable different dhcp server for different vlan. Only could find to enable global DHCP server and could only have one IP address entry
Is there any way we can use two dhcp servers for different vlan? say i would like one dhcp server serving vlan 2-5 and another serving vlan 6-10.
Thank you in advance
Thanks for your diagram
We finally had a chance to test our new setup according to your advice and assigning different DHCP server for different subnet unfortunately didn't work.
here is what we did
We enabled DHCP replay but didn't assign any ip address for dhcp server as we are assigning to individual subnet. we use command like
-> ip helper-address 172.16.59.1 172.16.32.3
-> ip helper-address 10.0.26.1 10.0.0.2
We have enabled IP routing, have vlan configured, subnets are assigned to routing interface. Do we also need to enable routing like rip? my understanding is we only enable these routers if we want to connected to second router or so but all we are trying to do is communicate between vlan.
When we connect our test pc to related port pc doesn't get IP address assigned but if we assign static ip address to this pc, it can access other vlan. will appreciate if you could advice me if there is anything i might have missed.
I will post config tomorrow to clarify more as i am posting from my home i am not able to do that now.
Thank you again
We thought we should close this threat here by saying few words
We had decided to buy dell switches because of budget constraint but now in order to work in our environment we need to use three dell switches(at least 2 L3 switches) where as other switches like HP we would had to just buy 1 switch which would have done job what we wanted with much more flexibilities.
Conclusion this time we made a decision based on assumption that Dell L3 switches will be able to what we wanted to do and ended up costing more than what one L3 HP switch would have cost us.