Can the switch HP 2910al, restrict traffic coming to it based on it's IP/subnet settings without using the routing functionality? Or is it possible to configure something like HP 2530 (layer 2) to bridge traffic?
(I know in theory not, but the settings seem too complicated feel like there are always caveats.. hence the question)
We have the switch currently configured to 2 VLANs (VLAN1, VLAN10). The only reason for the VLANs is to limit network traffic going to one VLAN (say VLAN10) to maintain high throughout in that network. It is trunked with another switch that connects to a larger network (say VLAN10, VLAN1 and VLAN20).
Is there a way to limit VLAN20 traffic going into VLAN10 and VLAN1 (as currently configured) purely based on IP if I were to remove the VLAN settings on that switch?
The switch the traffic is coming from is HP 2530, which I has less functionality anyway. But is there a way to configure that to bridge traffic?
(Switching the two switches would work, but physically not feasible :/)