Central Switch Management with DrayTek Routers

Set up your network in minutes with DrayTek's Central Switch Management which allows you to easily manage and monitor your DrayTek VigorSwitch from your DrayTek router, avoiding the need to log into multiple devices to manage your network.

Central Switch Management allows you to easily apply VLAN configuration and other port settings. Set bandwidth rate limits and schedules for individual ports. Log switch events for alert notifications if network problems occur and at a glance see the devices connected on your network.


Overview

Central Switch Management is built into DrayTek Vigor routers, in the Central Management section of the router's web interface.

DrayTek Switch management allows you reduce time taken to set up complex networks, multiple subnets and VLANs, without needing in-depth knowledge of VLAN tagging. The time consuming steps of configuring VLANs for each port is handled by the router instead.

VigorSwitch settings can be provisioned through the router, even remotely. Simply log in to the router's web interface to set up your VigorSwitch switches, using a single standardised interface to apply settings to different switch models.

Router - Central Switch Management

Switch Status

Display an overview of connected VigorSwitches.

Switch Hierarchy view gives a visual overview of interconnections between switches, with details available for each port in use (IP address, Shutdown port)

Provisioning

Provision the switch with VLAN tags linking to multiple subnets on the DrayTek Vigor router.

Schedule port operation and configure Rate Limits for ports.

Alert and Log

Router sends alerts via email or SMS for important port events such as disconnections.

Log switch events and track data usage through the switch.

Maintenance

Manage switch functions remotely through the router's web interface:
• Configuration Backup & Restore
• Remote Reboot and Factory Reset



DrayTek products with Central Switch Management

DrayTek Vigor RoutersDrayTek VigorSwitch
DrayTek Vigor 2862 VigorSwitch G1080
DrayTek Vigor 2926 VigorSwitch G1280
DrayTek Vigor 2860 VigorSwitch G2280
DrayTek Vigor 2925 VigorSwitch G2280x (Router F/W 3.9.1)
DrayTek Vigor 2952 VigorSwitch G2500 (Router F/W 3.9.0)
DrayTek Vigor 3220 VigorSwitch P1092
DrayTek Vigor 2960 VigorSwitch P1280
DrayTek Vigor 3900 VigorSwitch P2280
DrayTek Vigor 3910 VigorSwitch P2280x (Router F/W 3.9.1)
  VigorSwitch P2500 (Router F/W 3.9.0)
  VigorSwitch P2261
  VigorSwitch G2260

Note that older router firmware might not recognise newer switches, check the Router Web UI for the switch compatibility list of which switches the router firmware supports.