HP-UX VLAN
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HP-UX VLAN (Virtual LAN) is a powerful tool that simplifies the tasks of building, managing and securing complex network infrastructures. Physical Ethernet LANs can now be segmented into smaller logical or "virtual" LANs, allowing broadcast traffic to be reduced, thereby, improving overall network performance. Many changes to network topology will no longer require those dreaded trips to the wiring closet!

Designed with standards in mind, HP-UX VLAN is compliant with host-based IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging, IEEE 802.1p (later incorporated in IEEE 802.1D) priority encoding, and IP Type of Service (ToS)-802.1p priority conversion.

HP-UX VLAN software functionality is available today, at no additional cost to currently supported HP-UX 11i customers! A simple software upgrade, to existing Fast or Gigabit Ethernet products, allows customers to take advantage of these key features immediately.

  • Fast Ethernet users should install PHNE_23465 (Fast Ethernet) and PHNE_25388 (CoreLAN)
  • Gigabit Ethernet users should install PHNE_24491 (Gigabit Ethernet) and PHNE_25388 (CoreLAN)

The software can be obtained from the HP support site, under the 'individual patches' category.

HP-UX VLAN collateral

These documents provide an overview of HP-UX VLAN features, as well as guidance for deploying the functionality into server environments.

» Planning and implementing VLANs with HP-UX white paper (pdf, 342KB)
» Using HP-UX VLANs manual

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