What are some factors that would influence your decision to suggest a VLAN?

You are a newly hired network administrator in a company that provides networking consulting services to area businesses of a variety of sizes. Networks range from 10 users to over 10,000 users. You have read a little about the advantages of VLANs and you want to become more knowledgeable in case one of your clients describes a need for which a VLAN would be a perfect solution.

  • What are some factors that would influence your decision to suggest a VLAN? What types of things would the client need to describe to you?
  • What advantages do VLANs offer to the client’s network?
  • Why not just subnet the network instead of using VLANs?
  • Make sure you conduct research for your post either using class content or from the Web. Be sure you cite your source(s).

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