VLAN environments

You can configure different VLAN types in any combination. The default VLAN will always be present. For more on the default VLAN, see VLAN support and the default VLAN.

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.

Multiple VLAN environment

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

The maximum VLANs allowed on a switch vary according to the switch. For details on the maximum VLANs allowed for your switch, see Changing the number of VLANs allowed on the switch (CLI).

UsingVLAN tagging, ports can belong to multiple VLANs of all types.Enabling routing on the switch enables it to route IPv4 and IPv6 traffic between port-based VLANs and between port-based VLANs and IPv4 protocol VLANs. Routing other types of traffic between VLANs requires an external router capable of processing the appropriate protocols.