Example: bulk creation of VLANs

Example: bulk creation of VLANs

Bulk VLAN creation:

We developed this custom solution for a client who manages a large number of UniFi sites where there is a constant volume of VLANs that need to be created across multiple sites on their UniFi controllers.

Their requirement was the ability to perform these tasks in a consistent and automated fashion based on an Excel sheet which only contains a list of new VLANs with their name, ID and the site they need to be created in.

This resulted in what we named the UniFi “Bulk VLAN creation tool” and it does exactly what the client requested, and a bit more…

Benefits achieved:

  • higher accuracy, saving time to analyse and fix issues
  • network operators can spend time on higher-value tasks

Here are some screenshots from the final web-based solution.

The instructions:

Selecting a controller:

The drop-down menu:

 

August 23, 2019