VLAN1 tagged uplink

Hi,

We're new to Sophos switches and have just started deploying our first units.

Am I correct in thinking that the management VLAN can't be changed from VLAN1 to any other VLAN? This seem extremely inflexible. Not every site uses VLAN1. At sites with existing upstream switches and routers this creates a lot of extra work to create an additional VLAN just to support Sophos switches.

What is even stranger to me is that it seems VLAN1 has to be uplinked via an untagged port? I.e. I can't just add VLAN1 as tagged traffic on the switch's uplink to provide internet access for that Sophos switch. Sophos switches seem to demand untagged VLAN1 on their uplink ports? 

  • Hi Joe, VLAN1 is the out-of-the-box MGMT VLAN, as it is in majority of managed switches, but it doesn't have to remain this way. If you are familiar with how to configure a managed switch, then you will be able to modify the management VLAN from either Central's Dashboard, CLI or GUI.  Are you a customer or partner?  As a partner you have in-depth Switch training that will help you in getting your bearings setting this up.  Do you feel you need some guidance on making this happen, i can put a few snippets together and post back here.