The management vlan is the VLAN used for managing your network devices. This includes network switches, access points, and routers. It also allows for remote access to these network devices using telnet, ssh, or SNMP. The default vlan on most switches is management, or vlan 1.

You can configure VLANs in many ways. For example, on a switch you can create a logical interface for a VLAN by using the vlan configuration command. This vlan interface is called a switch virtual interface (SVI). You can then assign an IP address, bridge group, and interface description to the SVI just as you would any other FastEthernet interface on your switch.

On the network side, you can use a VLAN to segment switched Layer 2 networks for security and performance reasons. Hosts in one VLAN cannot communicate with hosts in another VLAN unless there is a router or Layer 3 switch providing inter-VLAN routing.

In this article, we’ll discuss what is management vlan and how to set it up on your switch or APs.

The Management VLAN is the default VLAN configured on your Switch to allow you to manage it from a PC connected to the uplink port. By default, this is VLAN 1. This is a good security practice as it limits the universe of possible attackers to only those who are able to connect to ports on your switch configured for the Management VLAN. You can set the Management VLAN on your switch either in the Dashboard or in the Local Status page of the device.