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Port based and host based configurations

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Port based CLI configurations are used to switch VLANs for a host, modify port behavior for a host or to reconfigure settings on a group of switches. Host based CLI configurations are used in environments where you have many hosts connecting through a single port and those hosts need to be controlled individually instead of based on the least secure host.

Host based CLI configurations leverage the use of ACLs stored on a Layer 3 device by adding or removing IP addresses from the ACL.

Below is a list of devices and the types of CLI configurations supported.

Devices

Port Based

Host Based

Cisco

Yes

Yes

D-Link

Yes

Yes

Enterasys

Yes

Yes

Extreme

Yes

Yes

Brocade

Yes

Yes

HP ProCurve

Yes

Yes

Nortel

Yes

No

Port based CLI configurations are used to switch VLANs for a host, modify port behavior for a host or to reconfigure settings on a group of switches. Host based CLI configurations are used in environments where you have many hosts connecting through a single port and those hosts need to be controlled individually instead of based on the least secure host.

Host based CLI configurations leverage the use of ACLs stored on a Layer 3 device by adding or removing IP addresses from the ACL.

Below is a list of devices and the types of CLI configurations supported.

Devices

Port Based

Host Based

Cisco

Yes

Yes

D-Link

Yes

Yes

Enterasys

Yes

Yes

Extreme

Yes

Yes

Brocade

Yes

Yes

HP ProCurve

Yes

Yes

Nortel

Yes

No