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[EOL/EOE] Configuring VLANs on EX-series switches with Network and Security Manager (NSM)



Article ID: KB15020 KB Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021Version: 3.0
Note: A product listed in this article has either reached hardware End of Life (EOL) OR software End of Engineering (EOE).  Refer to End of Life Products & Milestones for the EOL, EOE, and End of Support (EOS) dates.

EX-series switches use bridging and virtual LANs (VLANs) to connect network devices in a LAN—desktop computers, IP telephones, printers, file servers, wireless access points, and others—and to segment the LAN into smaller bridging domains.

To configure a VLAN:

  • In the navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices. In Device Manager,select the device for which you want to configure VLANs.

  • In the Configuration tree, expand Vlans.

  • Select Vlan.
  • In the VLAN screen, click the add or edit icon.

  • Add/modify VLAN settings

VLAN can be moddified as specified in the Table below VLAN Edit Settings table:




Vlan Name

Specifies a unique name for the VLAN

Enter a name


Describes the VLAN

Enter a brief description for the VLAN

Vlan ID

The identifier for the VLAN

Type a unique identification number from 1 through 4094. If no value is specified, it defaults to 0

L3 Interface

Specifies the Layer 3 interface on trunk ports to Type the L3 interface.
Allow the interface to transfer traffic between multiple VLANs

Type the L3 interface

Mac Limit

Specifies the MAC address limit

Select a value from the list

Mac Table Aging Time

Specifies the maximum time that an entry can remain in the forwarding table before it 'ages out'.

Type the number of seconds from 60 through 1000000


Specifies the VLAN firewall filter that is applied to incoming and outgoing packets.

To specify an input and output filter:

  1. Click Filter.
  2. Specify the filter to be used for incoming and outgoing packets.

Specifies the interface to be added to the VLAN.

To add an interface, click Interface.
Specify the interface to be included as part of the VLAN.

Below is how to set VLAN name and ID:

Set VLAN name

set VLAN-ID:

  • Click one:
OK - To save the changes.
Cancel - To cancel the modifications.

After you make changes to a device configuration, you must push that updated device configuration to the physical security device for those changes to take effect. You can update multiple devices at one time.

Modification History:
2020-10-18: Tagged article for EOL/EOE.
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