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Private Vlan support on CAT3850

Hello , i need to configure private vlans on Catalyst 3850 .

On this page is said that 3850 does support this technology

But i can't  configure it because there is no such commands in CLI


% Unrecognized command

Does it support it or will it support private vlans in future?

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Re: Private Vlan support on CAT3850


There does seem to be conflicting information. The link you provide does say they are supported but looking at the config guide it says -

Restrictions for VLANs

The following are restrictions for VLANs:

  • The switch supports per-VLAN spanning-tree plus (PVST+) or rapid PVST+ with a maximum of 128 spanning-tree instances. One spanning-tree instance is allowed per VLAN.
  • The switch supports IEEE 802.1Q trunking methods for sending VLAN traffic over Ethernet ports.
  • Configuring an interface VLAN router's MAC address is not supported. The interface VLAN already has an MAC address assigned by default.
  • Private VLANs are not supported on the switch.
  • You cannot have a switch stack containing a mix of Catalyst 3850 and Catalyst 3650 switches.

full link -

So it looks like with this release at least, they are not available. I don't know whether they are scheduled to be included in a later release of the software.

Perhaps someone from Cisco can comment. The product page certainly needs updating as it seems the configuration guide is the correct one.

Edit - i have posted a link to this thread in the Technical Documentation forum to ask for clarification although a Cisco person is still not guaranteed to answer.