Hello Mikrotik community. I've been using Mikrotik for a long time in a very very basic setup and as I grow i'm finding new seemingly basic things that I just can't get my head around for some reason. I'm going to try and not ask stupid questions that can easily be looked up, but I do need to get a bit of a sanity check as I move through changing my layout to better suit an organized network layout.
I'll try to make this as basic as possible.
I have: Cable Modem -->
Router (CCR1009-7G-1C-1S+) -->
ether1 - 1G Switch (CSS326-24G-2S+) -->
-->ether2 - 10GB Switch on ether1 (CRS317-1G-16S+) - Management IP
-->SFP1 - 10GB Switch on sfp-sfpplus1 (CRS317-1G-16S+) No IP
So I want to do some VLAN stuff and segment out my wifi and storage networks etc. However, that's far to adventurous for right now. I will get there after I've done a bit of planning etc.
So for this post, I am simply trying to understand what the best practice would be for this setup. It would be nice to put all my IPMI and switch management on a vlan of itself but again, that will come after this.
Goal: ether1 (1G) on the 10Gb switch is what I started with to manage/setup the switch and for the uplink. I now want to use the SFP+ port as the uplink, but it would be nice to leave management (sadly, on the same network right now) on ether1. And use the SFP+ as the uplink for all data traveling between the the 24port switch and the 10G switch. I have a Synology on the 24 port switch that has link agro setup so unless i'm using the SFP+ port to the 10G switch with my Vmware host and Freenas server, I won't get any speed above that 1G uplink.
Is there anyway to have two links with one being uplink and the other being mgmt? Is there a "switching" concept for next-hop? Ie: use this port for traffic, and this one for mgmt.
It seems I can also just assign the IP to the bridge and then I suppose unplug the 1G copper.