Hello - I'm connecting 2 Meraki Switches together, but not using them in a typical way.
Main Switch 1 - Uplink to the firewall, and a Vlan that has access to the internet, also a single port connecting Switch 2.
Switch 2 - only needs Meraki management to the internet, but the rest of the ports are being reserved for a closed camera system that does not need any access to the internet or other vlan's.
I believe a single uplink/Access Port will do the trick - connect the second switch on a vlan dedicated for internet traffic (on the first switch). The rest of the ports will be on a non routable vlan for the camera system.
Is this best practice - or is it better to create a trunk port?
To add to what Blake said, remember that you don’t create VLANs on the MS, they just accept all 802.1q tags (unless you specifically deny them), and you don’t have to create an interface for a VLAN. So for the ports connecting to the closed camera system you just assign them as access ports to the VLAN number - simple 😀