Profile Network Configuration

Before defining a profile's network configuration, refer to the following deployment guidelines to ensure that the profile configuration is effective:
  • Administrators need to route traffic between different VLANs. Bridging VLANs are only for non-routable traffic, like tagged VLAN frames destined to some other device which will untag it. When a data frame is received on a port, the VLAN bridge determines the associated VLAN based on the port of reception.
  • Each time there is a change to a static route, an administrator must manually make changes to reflect the new route. If a link goes down, even if there is a second path, the router would ignore it and consider the link down.
  • Static routes require extensive planning and have a high management overhead. The more routers in a network, the more routes need that to be configured. If you have N number of routers and a route between each router is needed, then you must configure N x N routes. Thus, for a network with nine routers, you'll need a minimum of 81 routes (9 x 9 = 81).