VLAN Attributes

The VLAN attributes page allows additional configurations to be defined on a per VLAN basis within a network policy. VLAN attributes are applied when the VLAN is defined within an assigned port type or when the VLAN deployment option is enabled. If dynamic VLANs are utilized, then the VLAN deployment option can enabled within the VLAN attributes page to apply VLAN settings. A VLAN defined within Instant Port Profiles as Non-Forwarding will not apply VLAN attributes.

The VLAN Attributes page shows six columns:
  • VLAN ID - The numerical identification number of the VLAN
  • VLAN Name - The name of the VLAN
  • IGMP Snooping VLAN Settings - Allows the switches to identify ports to which multicast group member hosts are attached in order to optimize the distribution of multicast traffic
  • DHCP Snooping VLAN Settings - Enables snooping of DHCP packets and creates a DHCP bindings database of IP to MAC addresses for this VLAN
  • VLAN Deployment - Allows VLAN and VLAN attributes to be created on switches when no port types are assigned with the defined VLAN
  • Used By - How many devices use this VLAN

To create a new VLAN Attribute:

  1. Select
  2. Enter the VLAN ID number. This can be any currently unused number.
  3. Enter the VLAN Name.
  4. Choose to enable IGMP Snooping, and Immediate Leave.
  5. Choose to enable DHCP Snooping, and the drop rogue DHCP packets action.
  6. Choose to enable VLAN Deployment.
  7. Select Save.