Stratix 5700 Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration

The Stratix 5700 Inter-VLAN Routing

Stratix 5700 Inter-VLAN Routing can be defined as a way to forward traffic between different VLANs by implementing a router in the network. VLANs logically segment the switch into different subnets, and the routing capabilities of the Stratix 5700 can be configured to route or forward the traffic between the various VLANs configured.

Stratix 8000, 8300, 5700, 5410, 5400 and Cisco switches allow networks to be segmented using Virtual LAN’s (VLANs). VLANs are used to segregate traffic on networks. Stratix 5700 Inter-VLAN Routing is a mechanism used to allow a device to communicate with devices on different VLAN’s. A typical scenario in which this would be needed is where there are automation devices (such as controllers) each on one VLAN, working together with a visualization or SCADA system which needs to communicate with every controller.

In order to get this functionality out of the Stratix 5700 Industrial Managed Ethernet switch, the Layer 3 routing capabilities of the switch must be enabled. Out of the box, this switch will run as a Layer 2 device, however, if you purchase the “Full Software” option, the Cisco Lanbase SDM Routing Template can be loaded with a few simple clicks.

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This video tutorial will focus on the Stratix 5700 Inter-VLAN Routing as it relates to the Stratix 5700 line of Industrial Ethernet switches. Lessons learned will apply to any Layer 3 network device with VLAN routing capabilities, particularly Cisco devices. The Stratix 5700 is the result of a Rockwell/Cisco partnership, therefore, the Stratix line of managed Industrial Ethernet switches can and do run the full Cisco IOS if the “Full Software” version is purchased.

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