Configuring VLAN Network Profile Settings

To configure VLAN Virtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. settings, complete the following steps in the VLANs tab:

  1. Mode—Select one of the following modes from the Mode drop-down list:
    • Access—Select this mode to allow the port to carry a single VLAN specified as the native VLAN. If the Access mode is selected, specify the following parameters:
    • Trunk—Select this mode to allow the port to carry packets for multiple VLANs specified as allowed VLANs. If the Trunk mode is selected, specify the following parameters:
  2. Traffic forwarding mode—Select one of the following modes:

    • Bridge—Select this mode to bridge the user traffic locally. All the wireless traffic is terminated locally at the AP and bridged onto the local Ethernet Ethernet is a network protocol for data transmission over LAN. segment.
    • Tunnel—Select his mode to forward client traffic to an Aruba gateway node in the tunnel mode network.
    • Mixed—Select this mode to use both bridge and tunnel forwarding modes. To enable APs to tunnel client traffic to a gateway node in the tunnel mode network, select a gateway cluster from the Cluster drop-down list.
  3. Based on the selected access mode and traffic forwarding mode, configure the following parameters:
    • Primary Gateway Cluster—Select a primary gateway cluster from the Primary Gateway Cluster drop-down list.
    • Secondary Gateway Cluster—Select a secondary gateway cluster profile from the Secondary Gateway Cluster drop-down list.
    • Cluster Preemption—Select the check-box to allow the AP to switch back from the SSID Service Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. of secondary gateway cluster to the SSID of primary gateway cluster, when the primary gateway cluster becomes available.
    • Use AP Management VLAN as Native VLAN—Toggle the switch to use the AP Management VLAN as the native VLAN.

    • Access VLAN—Specify a value for Access VLAN to indicate the VLAN carried by the port in the Access mode.
    • Native VLAN—Assign the client VLAN to the native VLAN.
    • Allowed VLAN—Select an allowed VLAN from the Allowed VLAN drop-down list.
  4. The VLAN Assignment Rules section displays the list of VLAN Assignment Rules.  
    •  To add a new VLAN assignment rule, complete the following steps:
      1. Click +Add Rule in the VLAN Assignment Rules window. The New VLAN Assignment Rule page is displayed.
      2. Enter the Attribute, Operator, String, and VLAN details, and then click OK.
    • To delete a VLAN assignment rule, select a rule in the VLAN Assignment Rules window, and then click the delete icon.
  5. To view the Named VLANs table, click Show Named VLANs. Click Hide Named VLANs to hide the Named VLAN table.
    • To add a new Named VLAN, complete the following steps:
      • Click +Add Named VLAN. The Add Named VLAN window is displayed.
      • Enter the VLAN Name and VLAN details, and then click OK.
    • To delete, select a Named VLAN in the Named VLAN table, and then click the delete icon.
  6. Click Next.

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