Guidelines for Configuring VMANs

The following are VMAN configuration guidelines for all platforms:
  • Duplicate customer MAC addresses that ingress from multiple VMAN access ports on the same VMAN can disrupt the port learning association process in the switch.
  • VMAN names must conform to the guidelines described in Object Names.
  • You must use mutually exclusive names for:
    • VLANs
    • VMANs
    • IPv6 tunnels
  • VMAN ports can belong to load-sharing groups.
  • You can enable or disable jumbo frames before configuring VMANs. You can enable or disable jumbo frames on individual ports. See Configuring Ports on a Switch for more information on configuring jumbo frames.
  • STP operation on CVLAN components in a PEB as described in IEEE 802.1ad is not supported.
  • The initial version of this feature does not implement an XML API.
  • Multiple VMAN roles can be combined on one port with certain VLAN types as shown in Port Support for Combined VMAN Roles and VLANs.
Table 1. Port Support for Combined VMAN Roles and VLANs
Platform Combined CNP, CEP, and Tagged VLANa,b Combined PNP, CNP, and CEP a,b,c Combined PNP and Tagged VLAN Combined PNP and Untagged VLAN

All ExtremeSwitching Universal platforms

X X X d X



If you already configured VLANs and VMANs on the same stand-alone switch using ExtremeXOS 11.4 or later, you cannot change the VMAN ethertype from 0X8100 without first removing either the VLAN or VMAN configuration.

a Subsets of this group are also supported. That is, any two of these items are supported.
b When a CNP is combined with a CEP or tagged VLAN, any CVIDs not explicitly configured for a CEP or tagged VLAN are associated with the CNP.
c A PNP (tagged VMAN) and a CNP (untagged VMAN) or CEP cannot be combined on a port for which the selected VMAN ethertype is 0x8100.
d If the secondary VMAN ethertype is selected for the port, it must be set to 0x8100.