So - this is kind of strange... I was down at the switch, stepping through the menus on the front panel and I forgot to engage brain before activating fingers - I inadvertently hit "Factory Reset". So - back to the Quick GUI setup - it gave me an error when I tried not to have any upstream ports, but I pressed on. Since I had my PC rewired to connect to the switch directly (sure glad I pulled 5 runs of CAT6 when we built the house) I figured I'd leave it there and see if everything worked. Somehow it does. WTF?@AndyO Where is your DHCP server, the ASUS router? And my money is on your spanning tree blocking ports when it's connected to the switch. Do aon the command line to see if it's blocking the port. That caught me when I was hooking it up and couldn't access the network when it was connected to another switch upstream.Code:
show spanning-tree detail
edit: AVM60 here I am thinking of an X4500 to replace my X2300!
Just to be safe, below is the output of "show spanning-tree detail". I do have to say that even though I was a technical "guru" at Digital, back when we invented bridges, routers, spanning-tree, 10BaseT, etc., and product managed network hardware/software through about 2000, this is all unintelligible to me. So, thanks for the help!
(ArubaS2500-24P-US) #show spanning-tree detail MST 0 vlans mapped : 1-4094 Configuration Digest : 0xAC36177F50283CD4B83821D8AB26DE62 Root ID Address: 98f7.d741.bb25, Priority: 28672 Regional Root ID Address: 000b.8685.1400, Priority: 32768 Bridge ID Address: 000b.8685.1400, Priority: 32768 External root path cost 20000, Internal root path cost 0 Last TC received on intf GE0/0/0, on 2019-04-30 04:04:13 (EDT) Interface Role State Port Id Cost Type --------- ---- ----- ------- ---- ---- GE0/0/0 Root FWD 128.1 20000 P2p Bound GE0/0/1 Desg FWD 128.2 20000 P2p GE0/0/3 Desg FWD 128.4 200000 P2p GE0/0/6 Desg FWD 128.7 200000 P2p GE0/0/9 Desg FWD 128.10 20000 P2p GE0/1/0 Desg FWD 128.129 2000 P2p