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management vlan

Hi all

I want to set up a management vlan for my switches, Firstly I know vlan 1 is native (untagged), So would I make say another vlan native for my user traffic, how do I do this, and would I put the vlan 1 management on another subnet, if so would I need to create a trunk to my router and use a subinterface for management, thats if I had no layer 3 switches ?


Cisco Employee

Re: management vlan


To make another vlan as the native vlan, configure the trunk ports as the following:

Conf t

int gig x/y

switchport trunk native vlan

You can make any vlan as the management vlan on the switch.Just give it an IP address and " no shut" under the vlan interface. Even if the switch is layer 2, you can assign an ip to its vlan interface just for managing it. For inter-vlan routing you need a L3 device.

HTH,Please rate if it does.

-amit singh

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Re: management vlan

thanks for that, so if I do use a different ip subnet for the management vlan, I can use a trunk to a router and subinterface, of layer 3 switch right ?