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dynamic vlan / radius assigned vlan limit

I am trying to find out if there is a limit to the number of VLAN's that can be assigned to a single SSID via RADIUS.

 

Ideally, I would like to assign one of 500 VLAN's to each user on the same SSID via RADIUS.  I see that this can be done using the Dynamic VLAN feature on Aruba Instant and VLAN's can be assigned by role in the controller based network (I think a VLAN can also be assigned directly to a user with a RADIUS attribute).  

 

My ultimate goal is to contain small groups of devices to a single vlan in a residence environment, allowing roommates to airplay, chromecast and otherwise network with each other while segregating them from other apartments.  

 

Is there a limit or a downside to using this many VLAN's when assigning them using RADIUS to users on a single SSID?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Tobias

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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: dynamic vlan / radius assigned vlan limit

That will get messy. Have you looked at AirGroup? We can support L2 services over multiple subnets or even one large subnet without causing performance issues.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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