VLAN environments

You can configure different VLAN types in any combination. The default VLAN will always be present.

VLAN environment


The default VLAN (port-based; VID of 1) only

In the default VLAN configuration, all ports belong to VLAN 1 as untagged members.

VLAN 1 is a port-based VLAN, for IPv4 traffic.

Multiple VLAN environment

The default VLAN, the configuration can include one or more other port-based VLANs, and one or more protocol VLANs.

The switches covered in this guide allow up to 2048 (vids up to 4094) VLANs of all types.

Using VLAN tagging, ports can belong to multiple VLANs of all types.

Enabling routing on the switch enables it to route IPv4 traffic between port-based VLANs and between port-based VLANs and IPv4protocol VLANs. Routing other types of traffic between VLANs requires an external router capable of processing the appropriate protocols.