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using more than 256 vlans on 3500yl/5400zl series?

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jamesps
Regular Advisor

using more than 256 vlans on 3500yl/5400zl series?

The Adv Traffic Mgmt Guide (5400zl/3500/6200yl K.11.XX) document states:
"By default, the switches covered in this guide are 802.1Q VLAN-enabled and allow up to 256 static and dynamic VLANs. (The default static VLAN setting is 8)."

But the product Datasheet (3500yl/5400zl) document says:
"VLAN support and tagging: support complete
802.1Q standard and 2,048 VLANs simultaneously"

This seems a little confusing. Which one is it? Is anybody using more than 256 VLANs with ProCurve switches? Sharing your experience will be greately appreciated. (Points will be promptly assigned for all postings, as always).

james

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Ralph Bean_2
Trusted Contributor

Re: using more than 256 vlans on 3500yl/5400zl series?

James -

Both statements are true.

I suggest you look at page 2-23 of the manual (ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/6200-5400-3500-Adv-Traff-Jan-06.pdf).

Regards,
Ralph
jamesps
Regular Advisor

Re: using more than 256 vlans on 3500yl/5400zl series?

They still seem a little confusing to me. What does the "2048 vlans simultaneously" term mean?

Thanks for your reply,
james
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor
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Re: using more than 256 vlans on 3500yl/5400zl series?

James, the manual looks to be wrong when it mentions 256 VLANs.

I've just connected to a 5400 and:

ProCurve Switch 5406zl(config)# max-vlans
<1-2048> Enter an integer number for the 'max-vlans'
command/parameter.
jamesps
Regular Advisor

Re: using more than 256 vlans on 3500yl/5400zl series?

I have just received cnfirmation that the (Adv Traffic Mgmt Guide 5400zl/3500/6200yl K.11.XX) document - as of today - does NOT reflect the actual number of vlans supported by the 3500zl/3500yl switches and will be updated.

The product datasheet IS accurate and the correct number is 2048 as you mentioned.

Thanks for your reply, points have been assigned.

james