CABA Information Series
IS-2004-54: VLAN Best Practices
This technical paper, intended for installers and managers of Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) was provided by Fluke Corporation. A VLAN allows devices distributed throughout a building to appear logically as if they were located on one LAN. Devices in a particular VLAN are identified by using a particular IP port number, a particular communications protocol, or by MAC address. IEEE-802.1Q is a standard that supports VLANs.