sub-interface encapsulation

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Jan 1st, 2009
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Hi,

I have some 2600 routers that do not allow for encapsulation to be set when a sub-interface is created. I guess this is due to IOS but was wondering how you configure a sub-interface without the encap command available. I imagine it is a possibility since it allows for the creation of the sub-if but can't figure out how. Is it done by using the bridge group commands?

Thanks,

Richard

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Giuseppe Larosa Thu, 01/01/2009 - 14:54
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Hello Richard,

if the encapsulation command is not supported I think you cannot use Vlan subinterfaces.

In this kind Of IOS images bridge-group commands are supported on physical interfaces.


Once it happened to me to load an IOS image in a Cisco 7200 or 7500 with the same behaviour I tried to use them with no success.

The Cisco engineer that was following us told us to change it.


missing to define a way to multiplex demultiplex frames over the trunk should cause forwarding problems.

However, you can try with the bridge-group command if supported and using BVIs (IRB) but I usually saw bridge-group supported on main interfaces only


Hope to help

Giuseppe


richard.m.gilbert Thu, 01/01/2009 - 15:05
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Thanks Guiseppe,

How should the distant end sub-interface that supports dot1q be set up if using the bridge-group command on the physical interface at the local device?

Richard

Giuseppe Larosa Thu, 01/01/2009 - 23:21
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Hello Richard,

sorry if I've been unclear:

if enc command is missing AND bridge-group can be given only on main interface

THEN

you cannot use VLan subifs


Look for an IOS upgrade.


Hope to help

Giuseppe


jaregalado Thu, 01/01/2009 - 23:37
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Hi,


This is a common issue with low end IOS versions on 26xx routers, typical solution is to upgrade IOS and maybe memory on router, depending on the chosen IOS. Take a look at this previous post:


http://forums.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Network%20Infrastructure&topic=LAN%2C%20Switching%20and%20Routing&topicID=.ee71a04&fromOutline=&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Ddisplay_location%26location%3D.1ddfe0cb


More posts on this issue can be found searching for "encapsulation dot1q unrecognized".


Regards.

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