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Hi im trying to make vlans talk to eachother, i have 2 3560 switches, i put addresses on the vlans just not sure why its protocol is down cuz i think its supposed to be up/up, also how do i know its working?

Switch#sh ip interfa brie vlan 10
Interface              IP-Address      OK? Method Status                Protocol
Vlan10                 192.168.11.254  YES manual up                    down
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  • @erosales Your help is very welcome, but you should put questions here in comments. That way other people can search easier for answers to this question.
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    Jun 28 '16 at 20:03
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The VLAN interface protocol would be up if you would have a port that is up or if those VLANs were present on a trunk link.

3560 is a Layer 3 switch so to route between vlans or you need to do is to type 'ip routing' command and assign proper gateways on the end devices.

Take a look at D-Link L2 & L3 Network Setup

That was a similar quesiton to yours.

Regards

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    "3560 is a Layer 3 switch..." That depends on the license level installed on the switch.
    – Ron Maupin
    Jun 28 '16 at 21:57
  • Oh really? Good to know. Thanks! Does it goes the same for 3750?
    – reybanger
    Jun 28 '16 at 22:00
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    Yes. Any of the 2K, 3K, or 4K switches can be ordered with just LanBase. IP routing requires at least IPBase, and more advanced routing features require other license levels.
    – Ron Maupin
    Jun 28 '16 at 22:02
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    Cisco 3560 are layer 3 switches no matter license. I bet the guy was missing 'ip routing'. Jun 28 '16 at 22:27
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The interface could be down because you have no ports on that VLAN that are up.

Or, you have already configured another VLAN interface on that switch. On layer 2 switches, you can only have one VLAN interface up at the same time.

If you want the two VLANs to talk to each other, you will need a router, or a layer 3 swith.

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Native vlan mismmatch? Are both sides set to trunking? what are the allowed vlans on the link? encapsulation set?

Just a few things that came to mind...Also ip routing could cause the issue depending on what your network environment setup is....

Cheers,

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