Lucien Avramov Fri, 09/18/2009 - 14:05
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Mac address of what? A switch port?

Every switch port has a mac address.


I dont understand your question.

s.ballew Wed, 10/21/2009 - 13:17
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No, a MAC address is not created as a result of creating a layer 2 VLAN. A MAC address is a uniquue hadware identifier (expressed in hex format) and is present when a device comes out of the box. Each switch port has a MAC associated with it. Each host also has a MAC associated with it.

nelson.garcia Wed, 10/28/2009 - 08:58
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MAC addresses can be mapped to VLANs when using STP with PVST+. PVST+ allows the switch to create an STP instance per VLAN and allows an STP topology PER Vlan, therefore, you'll have one root bridge per VLAN and a MAC address for each root bridge on these VLANs. Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?


Sorry if this isn't the answer you're looking for, I'm new at answering questions. =]

jfraasch Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:47
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Just tested this on a Cisco 3750 on my desk.


I had VLAN 1 Shutdown.


I did a show mac-address-table and there was no MAC for Vlan 1.


I unshut the VLAN 1 interface (no IP configured on it) and now there IS a mac-address entry in my table.


Understand that this is different than just adding say VLAN 10 to your vlan database or something like that.


If all you did was add a VLAN (re, not a virtual interface) to your vlan config then it will NOT create a mac-address entry.


However, if you create an interface, it will.


So the answer to your question is, it depends on what you are trying to do.


Hope that helps!


James

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