vwire with "zoned" vlans

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vwire with "zoned" vlans

I have a design type question I received from a customer today that I couldn't quite answer. They would like to position the PAN inline on a trunked interface in a vwire type configuration. But based on the traffic tagging they would like to create seperate zones. So basically VLAN100-IN and VLAN100-OUT, VLAN200-IN VLAN200-OUT ect ect, all on the same vwire. From what I can tell you can only specifiy what vlans that vwire will carry and I can only assign two zones per physical interface on the vwire.

Would this be a situation that you would use Layer2 subinterfaces?

Thanks for the help, I tried doing some research so far without any clear answers. Before I lab it up, it would be nice to know I'm giong the right direction. 

L6 Presenter

Re: vwire with "zoned" vlans

@rob:

you are correct. layer 2 subinterfaces would be a good approach to use in this scenario.

-Benjamin

L3 Networker

Re: vwire with "zoned" vlans

Benjamin,

Can you please quickly validate this design, it would save me some lab time =].

So, I would have the PAN connected between the two switches via two L2 physical interfaces (Switch A > PAN Ethernet 1/1 and Switch B > PAN Ethernet 1/2). These interfaces would then be configured with L2 subinterfaces per VLAN and would be assigned a zone. For example ethernet 1/1.10  tagged vlan 10 (Assigned VLAN10-INSIDE zone), and then 1/2.10 tagged vlan 10 (Assigned VLAN10-OUTSIDE zone) ect ect for each vlan I want to configure?

Also, do I need to assign those subinterfaces to vlan interfaces or can I leave it as none if I didn't want to route the traffic. I would like to keep it all layer 2 between the two switches if possible.

Thanks again for the help and quick response!

L6 Presenter

Re: vwire with "zoned" vlans

@Rob:

that looks like it would work.

there is no need to assign vlan interfaces. keep it all in layer2 so that it is easier to debug and maintain.

-Benjamin

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