Example Deployment Scenario: Unmanaged Switch or Hub with Two Different Devices

In this scenario, we have an unmanaged switch or hub with two different devices connected to the same port. IPP allows us to handle this situation effectively by applying VLAN assignments based on MAC addresses.

First, define device types for each connected device

Next, configure Instant Port Profiles:
  • Create a new Instant Port Profile
  • Select a non-forwarding VLAN to detect MAC addresses initially
  • Choose a default port type for other configuration parameters
  • Define the non-match action, specifying whether to use the default port type configuration or set traffic to non-forwarding

Then configure device types:

Assign the created Instant Port Profile to the port where the unmanaged switch or hub is connected.

IPP dynamically assigns VLANs based on the MAC addresses of the two devices connected to the unmanaged switch or hub, allowing them to have different VLAN assignments on the same port.

When both Device 1 and Device 2 are connected to the same port, IPP will dynamically assign VLANs based on their respective MAC addresses. Device 1 will be assigned to VLAN 10, and Device 2 will be assigned to VLAN 20, allowing different VLAN assignments on the same port based on MAC address matching.