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cisco 3560 layer 3 switch

will a layer 2 failure on one of a pair of switches that are trunked cause a failure of the entire VLAN shared by those two switches.

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Re: cisco 3560 layer 3 switch

What kind of failure on layer 2 and what ensuing failure on did it cause? In simple terms it should not but the failure of l2 on one switch might appear network wide, if say PC in vlan 2 in one switch is trying to communicate to a PC in vlan 2 in another switch that had some kind of failure will appear that all devices in that vlan is not able to communicate? Not sure what kind of failure but in order to isolate a switch, are the PCs in one switch not able to ping another PC in the vlan in the same switch? Are the vlan they belong to still active? I am really just guessing since I do not have the details of the failure. Maybe you can elaborate.

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