1.7. Task 1.7: Designing a VLAN Scheme

Virtual LANs (VLANs) provide a mechanism for administrators to deal with some of the increasingly prevalent trends of modern enterprise networking. It is necessary, occasionally, to post members of a highly integrated team in separate locations, closer to the personnel they support. Doing so can result in logistical issues, including how to afford secure access to the resources these team members require in collaborating with one another and performing their jobs. Fortunately, with VLANs, spatial separation is a surmountable obstacle. Furthermore, when switching over ATM backbones, for instance, VLANs can be extended geographically to a virtually limitless scope.

Another benefit of VLAN implementation is ...

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