DCImanager makes it possible to manage network equipment right from the panel. You can configure switches and routers: connect new devices to ports, check the current status of the ports and edit configurations (speed, port mode), assign VLANs, create a schedule for saving the configuration of devices, etc.
DCImanager supports VLANs based on switch ports. It means that physical ports of the switch can be logically unified in VLANs. It provides higher security and more flexible management compared to using standard rules or MAC addresses.
Trunk ports supported in DCImanager are really useful if you have two and more switches. By using DCImanager interface, users can switch on and off the Trunk mode of the port, thus allowing this port to transfer traffic of different VLANs.
DCImanager supports the following VLAN management options:
1. DCImanager can assign VLANs to certain switch ports. It helps administrators determine the best VLAN distribution in their network topology. This model can save a lot, as instead of purchasing a few switches you can simply connect all your equipment to just one switch, assigning different VLANs to its ports.
2. VPU (VLAN per user) mode. It allows assigning a separate VLAN to each server or server group and creating IRB interface on the router with this VLAN. This mode is used for protection against various network threats, reduction of broadcast traffic in the network, and building the required network topology, avoiding limitations of physical location of your equipment.