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How do you create mutiple VLans on 2900 XL series switch

I am trying to create more than one vlan on the above switch. However, I can only have one VLan interface in "no shutdown" mode at any one time. It still accepts the "no shutdown" command for the other Vlans, but whenever I do a show running config after this, the other VLans are still shutdown?

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Re: How do you create mutiple VLans on 2900 XL series switch

I am assuming you've not created other vlans in the vlan database yet. If this is the case you'll need to get into the vlan database and create your vlans.

Example:

switch# vlan database

switch(vlan)#vlan 10 ---> this would create vlan 10

switch(vlan)#apply ----> this would apply your changes

Now you can do a "show vlan" and should see the newly created one.

You'll need to use the switchport type commands to place ports within these new vlans.

Here is a link showing you this as well.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/c2900xl/29_35xu/cmdref/macintr.htm

Hope this helps,

Don

Cisco Employee

Re: How do you create mutiple VLans on 2900 XL series switch

Only one VLAN interface can be up/up on a XL switch. It's a layer 2 switch and so does no routing between VLANs. VLAN interface is just used for management purpose. If you want a specific VLAN interface to be up, use the "management" keyword under the interface.

http://cio.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/c2900xl/29_35wc5/scg/index.htm

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Re: How do you create mutiple VLans on 2900 XL series switch

2900Xl is the simple layer 2 switch which can;t do any intervlan routing so the interface vlan command is only for the management purpose. You can only have one vlan active at any time on this switch for management like telnet etc.. You can make other vlan as the management vlans but you have to shut down vlan 1 and do no shut on the other vlans interface command to bring it up. Hope this helps.

Cisco Employee

Re: How do you create mutiple VLans on 2900 XL series switch

The VLAN interface is the management interface and there can only be one active at any time on the switch. Though, the ethernet ports can be assigned to different VLANs. Have a look to the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/c2900xl/29_35wc5/scg/swvlan.htm

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