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Management vlan across wan links

I have 50 sites. There is one server at each of the 49 sites. The 50th site has the bulk of the servers. My Director wants me to create a 'management' vlan that spans all 50 sites for the integrated lights out port of all the servers. I don't think that it is necessary or wise to creat vlans that span wan links. Any input is welcome!

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Re: Management vlan across wan links

NO, DON'T DO IT.......

Why do people suggest such crazy things? Think of the spanning-tree and broadcast implications - jeez I wouldn't even span a VLAN throughout a Campus LAN, let alone the WAN.

I can understand the need to keep this off the main network but I would just create another VLAN at each remote site to cater for this requirement and then maybe protect it with ACL's if need be.

HTH

Andy

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Re: Management vlan across wan links

I do not want to do it either. However, it is hard to explain why to someone who isn't experienced in networking. Thanks for your post!!

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