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  • Hi everyone,

    Just a quick question about boundaries. Let's say I have a network 192.168.0.0 that's divided into several subnets and vlans. Is it enough to create one boundary for the entire network or should each subnet/vlan have its own boundary?

    Monday, May 23, 2016 2:49 PM

Answers

  • None at all. The whole point of boundaries is to map clients to DPs (and MPs if you so choose although be careful with this one) via boundary groups. If an entire range of systems should use a single DP, then there's no need whatsoever to be more granular than that.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by loss4words83 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:06 PM
    Monday, May 23, 2016 8:14 PM
  • Dear Sir,

    Concur with Jason's.

    In my opinion, it's not the most important part. You can still create boundary for each subnet/vlan and a single IP range contains all as well. Boundaries do nothing without being in a boundary group.

    You can create different boundary groups for those purpose (preferred DP or MP assignment or even site assignment)

    Best regards

    Frank


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    • Edited by Frank Dong Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by loss4words83 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:06 PM
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:10 AM

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  • You can absolutely use a single IP address range boundary for this: 192.168.0.0 - 198.168.255.255. This assumes that they will all be using the same DP also otherwise it doesn't make sense to do this.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Monday, May 23, 2016 3:11 PM
  • Thank you, Jason!

    Are there any benefits of creating boundaries for each subnet if we won't have more than one DP?

    Monday, May 23, 2016 3:22 PM
  • None at all. The whole point of boundaries is to map clients to DPs (and MPs if you so choose although be careful with this one) via boundary groups. If an entire range of systems should use a single DP, then there's no need whatsoever to be more granular than that.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by loss4words83 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:06 PM
    Monday, May 23, 2016 8:14 PM
  • Dear Sir,

    Concur with Jason's.

    In my opinion, it's not the most important part. You can still create boundary for each subnet/vlan and a single IP range contains all as well. Boundaries do nothing without being in a boundary group.

    You can create different boundary groups for those purpose (preferred DP or MP assignment or even site assignment)

    Best regards

    Frank


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com


    • Edited by Frank Dong Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by loss4words83 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:06 PM
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:10 AM