Is L3 Etherchannel possible in Packet Tracer?

mjstonemjstone Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Can anybody tell me if Layer 3 Etherchannel is at all possible on the 3560 multi-layer switch in Packet Tracer?

It does not accept the "no switchport" command, to set it to Layer 3 mode.

Heres the output I get:
Switch(config)#int port-channel 1
Switch(config-if)#no switchport
% Incomplete command.
Switch(config-if)#no switchport ?
access Set access mode characteristics of the interface
mode Set trunking mode of the interface
native Set trunking native characteristics when interface is in
trunking mode
nonegotiate Device will not engage in negotiation protocol on this
port-security Security related command
priority Set appliance 802.1p priority
trunk Set trunking characteristics of the interface
voice Voice appliance attributes
arp Set arp type (arpa, probe, snap) or timeout
bandwidth Set bandwidth informational parameter
cdp Global CDP configuration subcommands
delay Specify interface throughput delay
description Interface specific description
duplex Configure duplex operation.
exit Exit from interface configuration mode
hold-queue Set hold queue depth
no Negate a command or set its defaults
service-policy Configure QoS Service Policy
shutdown Shutdown the selected interface
spanning-tree Spanning Tree Subsystem
speed Configure speed operation.
standby HSRP interface configuration commands
storm-control storm configuration
switchport Set switching mode characteristics
tx-ring-limit Configure PA level transmit ring limit

There does not seem to be the capability to set an ip address for the port-channel interface at all.

Am I missing something simple here or is this simply not supported in Packet Tracer?

Packet Tracer v6.0.1.0011


  • srgsrg Posts: 140Member
    No switchport is the correct command, so its probably not supported.
  • theodoxatheodoxa Posts: 1,340Member
    No. At least a few moths ago when I tried it, PT did not support among other things Layer 3 Etherchannel [,iBGP, etc...]
    Security: CCNA [ ]
    Virtualization: VCA-DCV [ ]
  • Dieg0MDieg0M Posts: 861Member
    Packet Tracer is crap, get IOU.
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  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Dieg0M wrote: »
    Packet Tracer is crap, get IOU.

    I agree, 100%
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