Saturday, November 03, 2007

VLAN Port Assignments

VLAN Port Assignments

  • VLANs are assigned to individual switch ports.

  • Ports can be statically assigned to a single VLAN or dynamically assigned to a single VLAN.

  • All ports are assigned to VLAN 1 by default

  • Ports are active only if they are assigned to VLANs that exist on the switch.

  • Static port assignments are performed by the administrator and do not change unless modified by the administrator, whether the VLAN exists on the switch or not.

  • Dynamic VLANs are assigned to a port based on the MAC address of the device plugged into a port.

  • Dynamic VLAN configuration requires a VLAN Membership Policy Server (VMPS) client, server, and database to operate properly.