Posted - Jun 07 2002 : 3:18:16 PM
Static VLAN - a VLAN in which the ports on a switch are statically assigned.
Port-centric VLAN - a VLAN in which all the nodes in the same VLAN are attached to the same port.
Hope this helps.
Posted - Jul 17 2002 : 2:21:11 PM
I was also reading through Cisco documenation, when reading about VLANs this question also came to my mind. Maybe Cisco words it really badly.
Now this is my understanding according to Cisco documenation....
port-centric - refers to the nodes that connect to a port on a switch. By saying all those nodes use the same VLAN ID.
Now the VLAN for that port would be statically assigned.
So why would port-centric even be considered as a VLAN type. Since the VLAN port is configured the same as a static VLAN? The only thing with port-centric is that more than one node hangs off that port.
I have asked many a people that same question
"So why would port-centric even be considered as a VLAN type. Since the VLAN port is configured the same as a static VLAN?"
and no-one can give me an answer.
Posted - Aug 08 2002 : 8:50:33 PM
Direct from Cisco "Static vlans are (ports) on a switch that you statically assign to a vlan." Port-centric is one port. Static is however many ports "more than 1" assigned to a vlan. Does that help?
Posted - Sep 19 2002 : 5:22:44 PM
Static-based VLANs and port-centric VLANs ARE the same thing. The following post does a wonderful job of explaining this:
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