I've been working on configuring VLANs for my network and I came across something that confuses me. Under practical tips in this docuemnt http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/189.html#tips it states:
Separate the management VLAN from the user or server VLAN, as in this diagram. The management VLAN is different from the user or server VLAN. With this separation, any broadcast/packet storm that occurs in the user or server VLAN does not affect the management of switches.
Do not use VLAN 1 for management. All ports in Catalyst switches default to VLAN 1, and any devices that connect to nonconfigured ports are in VLAN 1. The use of VLAN 1 for management can cause potential issues for the management of switches, as the first tip explains.
I understand the concept, and i've made my managment VLAN 10. However, when I connect a computer to the switch it doesn't default to VLAN1 it defaults to VLAN10 which puts the computer by default in the management VLAN.
What's the point of creating a different VLAN ID for management if the workstations are going to default to it anyhow? I understand once I configure the ports it will take them out of the management VLAN, I'm just wondering why I couldn't use VLAN1 as the management domain.