Inner VLAN Classification

Feature Set N-ANL9

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Feature Description

VLAN frames

The frame decoder recognizes an inner VLAN-tagged frame if the TPID (tag protocol identifier) is 0x8100, 0x88A8 or equal to an alternative TPID determined by the AltTPID parameter in the ntservice.ini file (see d DN-0449)), and one of these conditions is met:
  • The tunnel type is GRE_v0 or GRE_v1, and the GTP Protocol Type field is 0x6558 (NVGRE).
  • The tunnel type is EtherIP.

A maximum of 3 VLANs are supported.

Note: VLAN tags are only recognized if they appear right after the layer 2 source MAC address.

VLAN length

The length of the VLAN field depends on the number of VLANs. The possible values are 0, 4, 8 and 12 bytes.