Associated VLANs are linked to a Gateway Appliance, but traffic in and out of the VLAN does not hit the Gateway until the VLAN has been routed. After an associated VLAN has been routed, all front and back-end traffic is routed through the Gateway Appliance as opposed to customer routers. Follow the steps below to route an associated VLAN.
Route a VLAN
- Access the Gateway Appliance Details screen in the Customer Portal. Refer to Access the Gateway Appliance Details Screen.
- Associate the VLAN to the Gateway Appliance, if the desired VLAN is not already associated. Refer to Associate a VLAN to a Gateway Appliance.
- Locate the desired VLAN in the Associated VLANs section.
- Select Route VLAN from the Actions drop down menu.
- Click the Yes button to route the VLAN. Click the No button to cancel the action.
What Happens Next
After routing a VLAN, all front and back-end traffic will be moved from the customer routers to the Network Gateway. Additional controls related to traffic and the Gateway Appliance itself may be taken by accessing the Gateway's management tool. Routing through the Network Gateway may be discontinued at any time by bypassing the Gateway Appliance.