SVI's

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May 21st, 2008
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Does anyone know why you can't ping an SVI after it has been created? I issue the no shut but i can't ping it from the switch it is on. It will ping once i trunk it to another switch, or connect a device to a switch port configured for said vlan. Very annoying....

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glen.grant Wed, 05/21/2008 - 10:14
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You need at least one active port in that vlan that is linked to the SVI in a up condition whether it is a user port or a trunk link allowing that vlan , otherwise the SVI will be in a up/down condition. If you look at the SVI when you cannot ping it i bet it doesn't show in a up/up condition. This is a normal condition , if you have no active ports then nothing needs to be routed .

Pravin Phadte Wed, 05/21/2008 - 10:20
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It will not ping until you have a port assigned to it.


Can you paste the configuration. and show ip int brief, show ip route, show int status.

cowetacoit Wed, 05/21/2008 - 10:31
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i got it thanks. i just need more PC's for my lab.......

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