VLAN configuration on Brocade switches for Ruckus Wireless WLAN's

Summary

Brocade switches do not have a normal configuration way to add an un-tagged and tagged VLAN on same switch port.

Question

How to add a Un-tagged and tagged VLAN in Brocade switch ports?

Customer Environment

Customer running ZD/Unleashed/SZ/vSCG with Brocade ICS switches and want to use a separate VLAN for a specific WLAN. Example: VLAN 10 is the Native VLAN VLAN 20, 30 are used for as Tagged port for WLAN,s.

Root Cause

Brocade does not have a simple standard way to add VLAN into a Trunk port as Tagged and Un-tagged at same time.

Troubleshooting Steps

Brocade switches do not have a standard option to allow Un-tagged and tagged VLAN, in a Trunk port as other vendor devices have.

Resolution

How to allow Un-tagged and tagged VLAN, in a Trunk port..

To achieve this, add desired VLANs as tagged into the interface and then use "dual-mode" command to make any of the added Tagged VLAN as Un-tagged.

Example:

User has VLAN 10 as native, VLAN 20 and 30 for wireless clients. User wants to add VLAN 10 as Un-tagged and VLAN 20,30 a tagged to switch port 
ethernet 1/1/1.

To enable the dual-mode feature on port 1/1/1, enter the following commands:

Access the Brocade ICX switch-

device# enable
device(config)# vlan 10 
device(config-vlan-10)# tagged ethernet 1/1/1  (This will allow VLAN 10 as tagged into interface ethernet 1/1/1)
device(config-vlan-10)# exit 
device(config)# interface ethernet 1/1/1 
device(config-if-e1/1/1)# dual-mode 10 (This will make VLAN 10 as Un-tagged into interface ethernet 1/1/1)
device(config-if-e1/1/1)# exit 
device(config)# vlan 20 
device(config-vlan-20)# tagged ethernet 1/1/1 (This will allow VLAN 20 as tagged into interface ethernet 1/1/1)
device(config-if-e1000-2/11)# exit 
device(config)# vlan 30 
device(config-vlan-30)# tagged ethernet 1/1/1 (This will allow VLAN 20 as tagged into interface ethernet 1/1/1)
device(config-if-e1000-2/11)# exit 


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To verify the VLAN setting, use below command:

device# show vlan
Total PORT-VLAN entries: 3
Maximum PORT-VLAN entries: 16
legend: [S=Slot]
PORT-VLAN 1, Name DEFAULT-VLAN, Priority level0, Spanning tree Off
 Untagged Ports: (S1)     2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 Untagged Ports: (S2)     2  3  4  5  6  7  8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
 Untagged Ports: (S2) 20 21 22 23 24
   Tagged Ports: None
   Uplink Ports: None
 DualMode Ports: None
PORT-VLAN 10, Name [None], Priority level0, Spanning tree Off
 Untagged Ports: (S2) 
   Tagged Ports: None
   Uplink Ports: None
 DualMode Ports: (S2) 1
PORT-VLAN 20, Name [None], Priority level0, Spanning tree Off
 Untagged Ports: None

   Tagged Ports: (S2)  1
   Uplink Ports: None
 DualMode Ports: (S2) 
PORT-VLAN 30, Name [None], Priority level0, Spanning tree Off
 Untagged Ports: None
   Tagged Ports: (S2)  1
   Uplink Ports: None
 DualMode Ports: (S2) 

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You can now go to the Ruckus controller and change the WLAN configuration advance settings and change the VLAN from default 1 to 20 or 30.
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Note: In above output, 1 represents the port ethernet 1/1/1
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For better understanding, you may follow below article

http://www.brocade.com/content/html/en/configuration-guide/FI_08030_L2/GUID-77B587E9-90F4-4DE7-92EA-BEBD594D184F.html

Article Number:
000006352

Updated:
March 01, 2018 03:31 PM (over 1 year ago)

Tags:
Configuration, System Network Management, Unleashed, ZoneDirector, SmartCell Gateway, virtual SmartCell Gateway, SZ100

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