Switch Virtual Interface Configuration on Packet Tracer

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Theorically switches work in Layer 2 (Layer 2 switches). When you talk about switches, generally you do not think IP addresses. One of the ways that make a switch IP available is, configuring Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI). Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI) is basically, an IP assigned VLAN, an interface for that VLAN. Here, we will see SVI in Cisco, Cisco SVI Configuration.


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Here, the important point is the switch type. If the switch is layer 2 switch, then you can configure one Switch Virtual Interface (SVI). But, in Multilayer switches, you can configure Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI).

In this Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI) Packet Tracer example, we will use a Multi Layer Switch and we will create two VLANs. In each VLAN, we will use 2 PCs. And in our Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI) configuration, we will use two SVIs. After this configuration, Inter VLAN Routing will work and different VLANs can communicate.

Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI)
 

Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI)
Now, it is time to Switch Virtual Interface (SVI) configuration.





Let’s start with PC ip addresses. We will use the below IP addresses on these PCs. We will also configure the Gateway addresses of these PCs. The Gateway addresses are the addresses that we will configure as address of our Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI).

PC0 :	10.0.0.2	255.255.255.0		GW: 10.0.0.1
PC1 :	10.0.0.3	255.255.255.0		GW: 10.0.0.1
PC2 :	20.0.0.2	255.255.255.0		GW: 20.0.0.1
PC3 :	20.0.0.3	255.255.255.0		GW: 20.0.0.1

On Muti Layer switch, we will create VLANs and we will assign the ports to these VLANs.

MLSwitch (config-vlan) # vlan 2
MLSwitch (config-vlan) # vlan 3
MLSwitch (config-vlan) # exit
MLSwitch (config) # interface range fastEthernet 0/1-2
MLSwitch (config-if-range) # switchport mode access
MLSwitch (config-if-range) # switchport access vlan 2
MLSwitch (config-if-range) # exit

 

MLSwitch (config) # interface range fastEthernet 0/3-4
MLSwitch (config-if-range) # switchport mode access
MLSwitch (config-if-range) # switchport access vlan 3
MLSwitch (config-if-range) # exit

VLAN configurations of our Switch Virtual Interface (SVI) topology is OK now.Let’s verify our VLANs.





You can check the other Packet Tracer Examples below:

Common Cisco Router Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
Router DHCP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
VTP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
VLAN Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
STP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
RSTP Configuration with Packet Tracer
STP Portfast Configuration with Packet Tracer
Inter VLAN Routing Configuration on Packet Tracer
Switch Virtual Interface (SVI) Configuration with Packet Tracer
BGP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
Port Security Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
RIP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
CDP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
OSPF Area Types Example on Packet Tracer (Standard and Backbone Areas)
OSPF External Routes Example on Packet Tracer
OSPF Area Types Example on Packet Tracer (Stub, NSSA, Totally Stubby, Totally NSSA Areas)
Standard Access-List Example on Packet Tracer
Extended Access-List Example on Packet Tracer

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