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A Planning and Tuning Converged Networks > Tuning the Network for Performance

Tuning the Network for Performance

Performance management and improvement is an important responsibility of modern network administrators. We run many different technologies on our networks, and we have to ensure that they all work together well. As you learned in Chapter 2, VLANs are used to segment a physical network into multiple logical networks. VLANs provide the following benefits to a modern LAN:

Image Performance improvements through the improved control over network communications. For example, broadcast data is only sent out ports where it is required rather than being transmitted out all ports.

Image Traffic shaping and separation can be more easily implemented. This ability makes it possible for network devices to provide load balancing and provide more stable and responsive services to the network clients.


  

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