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Is this a path to set up VLANs in my small office with a hp V1910 series ProCurve switch?
... and what am I missing?

The network is /24, so all IPs are in the same 192.168.0.X subnet. The switch is a V1910-24G and is currently operational with the factory default configuration which is all ports untagged on VLAN001 and VLan1-interface is set on 192.168.0.5. The firewall / gateway / router / dhcp server is on 192.168.0.2 running pfsense. To get everyone access to the internet, I set up a static route from 0.0.0.0 of netmask 0.0.0.0 to the pfsense firewall on 192.168.0.2. The DHCP server has set every client's gateway to the switch on 192.168.0.5.

The goal is isolating network functional tasks from each other while still including common services: access to the RAID, the Internet, and the printers:

VLANs setup via untagged hybrid ports

So far, everything I try to accomplish to improve the network has resulted in failure of some sort or another, especially attempts at setting up Vlan-Interfaces and static routing. However, a comment in a different QA:

"Hybrid ports can have multiple untagged VLANs. Which makes absolutely no sense to me...why would you do that? Hoping someone can clear that part up." Grant -- Jan 15 at 21:10

... unlocked the concept for me of what I was visualizing from the beginning: a simple way to contain workplace functions grouped by physical ports. I'll start attempting to implement this tomorrow after shipping has concluded (and we're done making $ from the internet).

From the research I've done, mapping VLANs by port isn't preferred; however, there are only 5 of us here and I'm the only person mucking about with voodoo. Everyone else sits at their computer and just wants to get work done.

"Tagged" options available once this is working:
1) I'd like to get "voice" VLAN working with the VoIP SIP boxes, but I suspect that will be another question. I tried today and that failed spectacularly. I did enjoy the quiet of no phones ringing...
2) Enable QoS for the VoIP boxes.
3) The RAID server is a Debian 7.3 host and I could set up tagging and VLANs on this box and then change its port to a "trunk" if that would get a theoretical performance improvement.

Everything but the VoIP and printers is Gigabit and the network is like in this post, only the Dell has been replaced by the hp ProCurve.

The best links from my research so far:
http://serverfault.com/questions/392453/understanding-vlan
http://vmfocus.com/2012/09/26/how-to-configure-layer-3-static-routes-vlans-on-hp-v1910-24g
http://serverfault.com/questions/567268/configuring-vlans-on-hp-1910-switch

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