Why is it important to use a separate management VLAN?
It is important to use a separate management VLAN to prevent CPU overload. If the CPU does overload as a result of excessive broadcast or multicast traffic, the Spanning Tree information can become out-of-date. When this occurs, it becomes possible that a bridging loop could open. If this loop forms in the management VLAN, remaining CPU resources are quickly and completely exhausted. This can spread throughout the network and create a network-wide outage.