I am wondering if it is possible to configure some ports of the web managed ProCurve Switch 1810G to participate in all VLAN traffic. Even if no VLAN with that ID has been set up inside the switch.
The issue is that I have two virtualization servers that will use yet unknown VLANs of a certain range to communicate with each other. But the range is larger than the 64 supported VLANs this switch can manage. The switch also offers static and LACP Link Trunks. But I guess there will also apply the Ingress Filter that drops packets with unconfigured VLAN IDs?
Ideas / Questions:
A separate unmanaged switch that connects the two hosts and one ProCurve Port would work. Or better replacing the 1810G with a superior model, of course. To be sure I summed it up:
- Will one or two Trunk Ports do what I want? (I think not)
- Will disabling "Admin Mode" of the port help? (I think not)
- Must I get a new switch? Be it a 'bigger' or additional one.