Configuring VLANs (NSM Procedure)

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:

  1. In the navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices. In Device Manager, select the device for which you want to configure VLANs.
  2. In the Configuration tree, expand Vlans.
  3. Select Vlan.
  4. In the VLAN screen, click the add or edit icon.
  5. Add/modify VLAN settings as specified in Table 85
  6. Click one:
    • OK—To save the changes.
    • Cancel—To cancel the modifications.

Note: 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. See Updating Devices for more information.

Table 85: VLAN Edit Settings



Your Action

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 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.