Setting up a Cisco network for video developers Part 2

Introduction

Welcome to Part 2, this part will provide the background and current topology that is to be replaced, the real fun will start in Part 3. I know you are all impatient to get started configuring switches, routers and servers but I think that the design and the reasons behind the design are as important (if not more so) than the actual configuration. As always I know I am not perfect and all knowing so if from the background and the following tutorials you think I have missed something or could have done something better then please speak up, send me a message via the contact page or leave a comment.

Background

NINet has grown since the last series and now has a floor of approximately 40 developers developing video solutions. The current solution was put together in bits and pieces and is resulting in poor performance and frequent outages. It must be stressed that this is a development network and as such cannot be locked down developers need to be able to connected unmanged switches (much to my irritation) and connect devices at will.

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Setting up a Cisco network for video developers Part 1

Introduction

This series of tutorials will be similar to my posts on a wireless setup, where I take a real world requirement of mine and fit it to a tutorial about NINet.org.

Summary

This series will take an existing flat topology with mixed switches running in L2 and convert it to a Cisco Switch Topology mixing L3 and L2. Then we’ll take a bit of step into the sysadmin side of things where we setup infrastructure servers to support the end users. At the time of this writing, in the real world, this network is up and running however the supporting infrastructure is a lower priority than other work items so it may take a while to filter through to here.

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Cisco Wireless AP – VLANs and Multiple SSIDs Part 2

Introduction

UPDATED 2010-11-23: There were a couple of typos in the code & a few lines in the wrong order. Thanks to Vic for letting me know about them.

Hopefully after reading Part 1 you have a general idea of what is going on. In this part we will do the configuation needed on CS1 and start to configure wlan1. I strongly recommend connecting via the console for this but it should be possible (if you are careful in which order you enter the commands that you could do this over ssh/telnet). During this period wlan1 will be unavailable to the users but wlan2 will be running fine so they shouldn’t notice any down time.

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Cisco Wireless AP – VLANs and Multiple SSIDs Part 1

Introduction

The purpose of this document is to explain how to setup and Cisco Aironet 1130ag with two SSIDs one for internal users which will authenticate via a radius server and the other for visitors that will use a wpa pass-phrase and will restrict users to Internet access only. This has (hopefully) been written in such a way that even someone with virtually no knowledge of Cisco should be able to read it and deploy a system successfully.

I should add at this point that I am not a Cisco guru in any way shape or form (though I am intending to get a CCNA & CCNP). So (I got my CCNA on the 20th August 2010) If you are and are reading this and happen to notice any bits that could be done better or are just plain wrong please leave a comment.

This is all based on some work that I have done recently, so I’ll give an example infrastructure and match the config to that example.

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