EdgeSwitch XP - How to Add VLANs


Overview


Readers will learn how to add VLANs to an EdgeSwitch XP.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest EdgeSwitch XP firmware on the following models:
  • ES-5XP
  • ES-8XP
  • ES-16XP 
Device used in this article:

Table of Contents


  1. Adding VLANs to the EdgeSwitch XP
  2. Assigning the VLANs to the Ports
  3. Deleting VLANs from the EdgeSwitch XP

Adding VLANs to the EdgeSwitch XP


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GUI: Access the ES-XP Web UI.

1. Navigate to the VLANs  vlans.png  tab to add the VLANs to the EdgeSwitch XP. In this example, VLAN10 and VLAN20 are added.

VLANs > New VLAN ID

newvlanid.png

2. Fill in 10 and select the  plus.png  icon to add the VLAN.

3. Fill in 20 and select the  plus.png  icon to add the VLAN.

4. Apply the changes. 


Assigning the VLANs to the Ports


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Now that the VLANs have been added, we can assign the VLANs to the interfaces in order to place hosts in certain VLANs. To do this, we need to change the default Excluded (E) port VLAN setting to Untagged (U).

NOTE: By default, all switch-ports are defined as TRUNK PORTS.

In this example, a client connected to port 4 will be placed in VLAN10, whereas the client connected to port 5 is placed in VLAN20.

1. Untag the necessary VLANs on the relevant switch-ports.

  • Uncheck the TRUNK PORTS checkbox on port 4 and 5.
  • Under port 4 and port 5, change the default VLAN1 from Untagged (U) to Excluded (E).
  • Under port 4, change VLAN10 from Excluded (E) to Untagged (U).
  • Under port 5, change VLAN20 from Excluded (E) to Untagged (U).
NOTE: The management VLAN ID can be changed in the Settings  settings.png  tab.

2. Apply the changes by clicking on the APPLY button.


Deleting VLANs from the EdgeSwitch XP


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If VLANs need to be removed from the switch, we can use the delete  delete.png  button.

WARNING: This action is irreversible!
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