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2960-X "no switchport" command missing from interface config mode

I'm trying to set up a routed interface on my 2960-X.

When issuing the "no switchport" command to put it into L3 mode, I receive the "incomplete command" response. 

What am I missing here?



Cisco IOS Software, C2960X Software (C2960X-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.0(2)EX5,                                                                                                                                                              RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
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Copyright (c) 1986-2014 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 21-Feb-14 05:54 by prod_rel_team

ROM: Bootstrap program is C2960X boot loader
BOOTLDR: C2960X Boot Loader (C2960X-HBOOT-M) Version 15.0(2r)EX3, RELEASE SOFTWA                                                                                                                                                             RE (fc1)

DFI_Srv_CuGig2 uptime is 1 week, 5 hours, 32 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 10:26:20 UTC Fri Sep 12 2014
System image file is "flash:/c2960x-universalk9-mz.150-2.EX5/c2960x-universalk9-                                                                                                                                                             mz.150-2.EX5.bin"


cisco WS-C2960X-48FPD-L (APM86XXX) processor (revision A0) with 524288K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOC1817S6E3
Last reset from power-on
1 Virtual Ethernet interface
1 FastEthernet interface
50 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

512K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : 6C:FA:89:7E:C4:80
Motherboard assembly number     : 73-14830-04
Power supply part number        : 341-0527-01
Motherboard serial number       : 
Power supply serial number      : 
Model revision number           : A0
Motherboard revision number     : A0
Model number                    : WS-C2960X-48FPD-L
Daughterboard assembly number   : 73-14200-03
Daughterboard serial number     : 
System serial number            : 
Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-38001-01
Top Assembly Revision Number    : C0
Version ID                      : V01
CLEI Code Number                : CMMLJ00ARA
Daughterboard revision number   : A0
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x05

Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 52    WS-C2960X-48FPD-L  15.0(2)EX5            C2960X-UNIVERSALK9-M

VIP Super Bronze

2960-X is layer-2 only.  If

2960-X is layer-2 only.  If you want layer-3 you need 2960-XR

From the FAQ doc:

Layer 3 features with IP Lite feature set (2960-XR only)


VIP Purple

Hi Reza,the 2960 is capable

Hi Reza,

the 2960 is capable of IP-Routing, but it's quite limited with for example only 16 IP-routes. I use them from time-to time as a "mini-core" when the budget is really limited.


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New Member

With the right software, as

With the right software, as you say you can do static routing for 16 routes.

However, it is still a L2 device.


VIP Purple

To my knowledge, the 2960-X

To my knowledge, the 2960-X only supports SVIs, but no routed ports. It would be possible on for example the 3850.

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New Member

The 2960 is a L2 switch,

The 2960 is a L2 switch, therefore it is not possible.