I’m attempting to replace a client’s aging hp/aruba switches with edgeswitches. They’ve been having general slowness across the network, so I figured replacing their 48 port POE switches with 48 port edgeswitches with 10gbe uplinks, and putting a 10 gbe card in their DC (where all the job files are stored) would do a lot of help.
The corp network is on say 10.0.0.0/24 VLAN1, their gateway for the network is 10.0.0.5, it’s some proprietary thing they don’t have access to, corporate many states over remotes in and makes any changes they need, on site people can reboot it and that’s it, their DC is the DHCP server for this network.
192.168.1.0/24 VLAN2 is for the phone network, the mitel PBX does DHCP for this network, and there is no gateway.
I put the edgeswitches in, configured the trunk ports between the switches and to the firewall, Untagged VLAN1 on most ports, tagged VLAN2 on most ports, the phones correctly put themselves on VLAN2, get an IP on the correct subnet, and hand off VLAN1 to the PCs on the passthrough port, and those PCs are on the correct subnet, PCs have access to everything, no issues there. I untagged VLAN2 on the uplink to the Mitel PBX, I am able to ping it, phones are able to register, internal calls work, except…the Mitel cannot access it’s gateway at 192.168.1.1. After hours of hairpulling and checking wiring and IP scans, we had a conference call between the company managing the network, and the company that manages the phone system and myself and the IT guy on site, it was revealed that (bear with me, I am sure I’m not using the right terminology here, this is where it’s over my head) the switch itself has IP address 192.168.1.1 configured on it, and any traffic sent to that IP address is automatically forwarded to the 10.0.0.5 gateway for the network. I’ve searched and searched and I can’t find out how to do this on an edgeswitch. I don’t know if it’s not possible, or if I’m being thick headed.
https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002359547--EdgeSwitch-How-to-Enable-Routing-Mode is the only related guide I could find, so in my scenario here at the office I’m trying to accomplish the same sort of thing. Here’s my scenario and what I typed into the console:
VLAN1 is configured in pfSense, 192.168.3.254 is the DHCP server and gateway
VLAN 2 is configured in pfSense on VLAN2, 10.0.0.2 IP address configured in pfSense and DHCP.
I tried to make it so 10.0.0.1 is configured in the switch and forwards to 192.168.3.254 as follows:
vlan database vlan 2 vlan routing 2 exit configure interface 0/1 description phoneserver vlan participation include 2 exit interface 0/1 description uplink routing ip address 10.0.0.1 255.255.255.0 exit interface vlan 2 ip address 10.0.20.2 255.255.255.0 routing exit ip routing ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.3.254
and I get “The specified static route next op router address can’t be in the same subnet as the service/network port.”
What am I doing wrong? Is this functionality even possible on an edgeswitch? Is Finkle really Einhorn?