VLAN overview

The following sections provide details about the VLAN types and features supported on the FastIron family of switches.

VLAN support on FastIron devices

You can configure the following type of VLAN on FastIron devices:

  • Layer 2 port-based VLAN - a set of physical ports that share a common, exclusive Layer 2 broadcast domain

When a FastIron device receives a packet on a port that is a member of a VLAN, the device forwards the packet based on the following VLAN hierarchy:

  • When the packet can be forwarded at Layer 2, the device forwards the packet on all the ports within the receiving port-based VLAN.