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    Configuring VLANs for the QFX Series

    Use the VLAN Configuration page to add a new VLAN, or to edit or delete an existing VLAN on the QFX Series.

    To access the VLAN Configuration page:

    1. Select Configure > Switching > VLAN.

      The VLAN Configuration page displays a list of existing VLANs. If you select a specific VLAN, the specific VLAN details are displayed in the Details section.

      Note: After you make changes to the configuration on this page, you must commit the changes immediately for them to take effect. To commit all changes to the active configuration, select Commit Options > Commit.

    2. Click one:
      • Add—creates a VLAN.
      • Edit—edits an existing VLAN configuration.
      • Delete—deletes an existing VLAN.

        Note: If you delete a VLAN, the VLAN configuration for all of the associated interfaces is also deleted.

      When you add or edit a VLAN, enter information as described in Table 1.

    Table 1: VLAN Configuration Details



    Your Action

    General tab

    VLAN Name

    Specifies a unique name for the VLAN.

    Enter a name.

    VLAN Id/Range

    Specifies the identifier or range for the VLAN.

    Select one:

    • VLAN ID—Type a unique identification number from 1 through 4094. If no value is specified, it defaults to 1.
    • VLAN Range—Type a number range to create VLANs with IDs corresponding to the range. For example, the range 2–3 will create two VLANs with the IDs 2 and 3.


    Describes the VLAN.

    Enter a brief description for the VLAN.


    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.

    Input filter

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

    To apply an input firewall filter, select the firewall filter from the list.

    Ports tab


    Specifies the ports (interfaces) to be associated with this VLAN for data traffic. You can also remove the port association.

    Click one:

    • Add—Select the ports from the available list.
    • Remove—Select the port that you do not want associated with the VLAN.

    IP address tab

    IPv4 address

    Specifies IPv4 address options for the VLAN.

    Select IPv4 address to enable the IPv4 address options.

    To configure IPv4:

    1. Enter the IP address.
    2. Enter the subnet mask—for example, You can also specify the address prefix.
    3. To apply an input firewall filter to an interface, select the firewall filter from the list.
    4. Click the ARP/MAC Details button. Enter the static IP address and MAC address in the window that is displayed.

    Published: 2013-08-15