Here I will show you how to create a trunk on an HP A Series Switch, how to create a VLAN on an HP A Series Switch and how to allow VLAN traffic over a trunk. First we will create a VLAN.
Creating a VLAN on an HP A Series Switch
This is a very simple process, we first log in as System and run the VLAN command followed by the VLAN ID. In the example below we create 10 VLAN`s. 10 to 20.
System Vlan 10 to 20
To remove a vlan it would be
undo vlan 10
To add and ip address to a VLAN weenter the VLAN and run the ip address command speciying the IP and subnet required
interface vlan 10 ip address 192.168.1.1 24
Creating Access Ports and Allow VLAN Access
Here we create a group call Clients, we then add ports to the group and define them as an access ports and finally we grant the group access to a VLAN (10). Remember you can use Fast Ethernet ports or Gigabit Ethernet ports, in this example we use Gigabit ports 1 to 10.
port-group manual Client Group-member Gi 1/0/1 to G1 1/0/10 port link-type access port access Vlan 10
Creating HP A Series Trunks
Here we select a port we will use as a trunk port, generally trunk ports are used to connect switched together where as access ports are to connect deices to such as pc`s or printers. Once we select the port we then set its default VLAN to be 10 with the PVID command, we then remove the standard VLAN port of 1. We then finally grant which VLAN`s are permitted to pass traffic over this trunk port in this case it is VLAN 10 to 20. If the switch was an access switch this port would generally connect to the core switch through this port.
interface gigabit 1/0/24 port link-type trunk port trunk PVID vlan 10 undo port trunk permit vlan 1 port trunk permit vlan 10 to 20
With the guide above you should now be able to create VLAN`s on the A series switch, add ports to VLANs by creating a group and create a trunk port on the A Series switch.