Most of the time, VLANs are created by a sys admin who proceeds to assign switch ports to each VLAN. VLANs of this type are known as static VLANs. If you don’t mind doing a little more work when you begin this process, assign all the host devices’ hardware addresses into a database so your switches can be configured to assign VLANs dynamically anytime you plug a host into a switch. I hate saying things like “obviously,” but obviously, this type of VLAN is known as a dynamic VLAN. I’ll be covering both static and dynamic VLANs in the next couple of sections.
Creating static VLANs is the most common way to create a VLAN, and one of the reasons for that is because static VLANs are the most secure. This security stems ...