My network is running 3 different vlans. Vlan 1 is management, Vlan 2 is Data, and Vlan 10 is Voice. I have 2 switches that are 4 and 5 hops from our Catalyst 3550 switches. The 3550s handle our routing at our main location. My problem is that the management addresses for vlan 1 is in the 10.1.1.x and our host addresses for vlan 2 are in the192.168.1.x range. I cannot connect to these switches via VLAN 2 unless i configure it to have IP addresses which are in a range reserved for Servers.
Why are there 16 other switches on the network that I can reach without configuring IP on the Vlan interfaces? Is there a solution or workaround, so I don't have to on these two switches? OR, am I stuck with either living with these two using my Server IPs or moving the switches IP?