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By John Boy ·
I am about to split our network into 2 vlans for extra security on one of them. I am also considering dynamic vlans without fallback to unsecured network to allow easier movement of workstations around the network. We currently have only Catalyst 3500 switches and my readings on Dynamic VLANs lead me to believe that a 5000 or 6000 series is required as a VMPS server (talking to a tftp server with ascii database file). As we don't have a 5000 or 6000 series switch is there a way to use the tftp server directly as the VMPS server or are we up for several grand for a new switch. Any ideas or cheaper alternatives gratefully recieved.

Cheers and TIA

John Atkins

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by John Boy In reply to VMPS Query

Meant to say "with fallback" NOT "without fallback".

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by mcoya In reply to VMPS Query

There shoulnd't be reason for dynamic VLANS unless you have a very large enterprise network. for security purposes you would be better off using another ethernet port on the router and utilize all of the routers security features.

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by John Boy In reply to VMPS Query

We have a network of over 150 workstations and 35 laptops (these are the ones that cause problems as the users move around a lot). The laptops need to be on the secure network and I don't want to tie up a hundred drop points on the "chance" of them being used on the secure VLAN. If I use dynamic then the switches decide whether to use secure or unsecure vlan depending on the laptops mac addresses and I can use these hundred drop points on both vlans.

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