Virtual Local Area Network

Virtual Local Area Network - V irtual Local Area Network...

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Virtual Local Area Network Axia College Jason Van Sickle 3/8/2010
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VLAN Benefits As we have seen, there are several benefits to using VLANs. To summarize, VLAN architecture benefits include: Increased performance Improved manageability Network tuning and simplification of software configurations Physical topology independence Increased security options Increased performance Switched networks by nature will increase performance over shared media devices in use today, primarily by reducing the size of collision domains. Grouping users into logical networks will also increase performance by limiting broadcast traffic to users performing similar functions or within individual workgroups. Additionally, less traffic will need to be routed, and the latency added by routers will be reduced. Improved manageability VLANs provide an easy, flexible, less costly way to modify logical groups in changing environments. VLANs make large networks more manageable by allowing centralized configuration of devices located in physically diverse locations.
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Network tuning and simplification of software configurations VLANs will allow LAN administrators to "fine tune" their networks by logically grouping users. Software configurations can be made uniform across machines with the consolidation of a
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