Ping from a Layer 2 switch

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Aug 4th, 2009
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Hello Everyone,

on a layer 2 switch cluster of 3560s without a management VLAN IP address should I be able to ping devices connected to the switch? Devices can ping each other but I can't get a ping response with I try to ping anything from the switch.

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jfraasch Tue, 08/04/2009 - 11:08
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Wouldn't think so. How would the device you are trying to ping know where to respond back to without an IP?

davy.timmermans Tue, 08/04/2009 - 11:11
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It's not possible to ping from the switch without an IP configured (management vlan). If an IP is configured on the switch, ip default-gateway is required in order to ping a device in another subnet than the management vlan.

3560 has L3 capabilities but you can use the switch as L2 switch (no ip routing).


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