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Administration Guide

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Port based and host based configurations

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 and host based configurations

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