+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Wired Networks Thread, How many devices in a VLAN? in Technical; As the title says! How many devices would you fellow edugeekers have in a VLAN/Subnet? Cheers, Ben...
  1. #1
    Mr.Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    A Pirate Ship
    Posts
    942
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 157 Times in 126 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    65

    How many devices in a VLAN?

    As the title says!

    How many devices would you fellow edugeekers have in a VLAN/Subnet?

    Cheers, Ben

  2. #2
    newpersn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    1,262
    Thank Post
    289
    Thanked 112 Times in 85 Posts
    Rep Power
    83
    This is out address leases. Not maxed out yet.Over 8 vlans.

    1: 15 servers
    2: 25-220 (main block 1) ground floor
    3: 25-220 (main block 2) 1st floor
    4: 20-230 (it block)
    5: 40-220 (music and finance)
    6: not sure
    7: 20-230 (wireless and phones)

    We had a loop back a few weeks over 2 vlans. Mixed 2 address up.

    Dc, dchp, dns running on each vlan.
    Last edited by newpersn; 4th September 2012 at 08:30 PM.

  3. #3

    twin--turbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Carlisle
    Posts
    2,334
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 381 Times in 340 Posts
    Rep Power
    150
    entirely depends on what the devices are, what they are doing, how good the switch is at processing the packets and pushing them out, the port speed, the client lan adapter, how much broadcast traffic goes on, etc....

    Our main client vlan has ~600 devices on it, but not concurrent and 80% are thin clients simply.

    Rob

  4. #4
    cpjitservices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hessle
    Posts
    2,493
    Thank Post
    519
    Thanked 290 Times in 266 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    Well I think there is a limit of how many VLANs you can actually have and I think it's 4096 not that you'd ever need that many!, The biggest network I've worked on had 7,500 devices plugged into the network (including remote locations) and that was over I think 30 VLAN's, and in a VLAN there would be sub VLAN's it was a great mind boggle at first.

    Currently though at our main office we have 4 VLANs -

    :Office
    :Phones
    :Wifi
    :Guest

    It all depends really on how your network has been designed, not every network needs VLAN's.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    109
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    As most have pointed out it really depends on what is occupying the vlan(s). Some would argue that any single vlan should be isolated to a single switch.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. How many servers in your school?
    By rayfleming in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 23rd May 2011, 09:09 AM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 13th April 2010, 05:44 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 5th March 2010, 08:50 PM
  4. How many Edugeek users work in a FE College
    By AM_LHS in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 4th March 2010, 04:18 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •