Vlan active question

szarszar Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
i assign a pc in an new vlan(vlan 2).the question is why in #show vlan brief it says tha vlan is active but in #show int vlan 2
says Interface Vlan2 does not exist..when i go to vlan menu (#interface vlan 2 .everything seems ok and status changes even witghout using #shutdown/enable. (Line protocol on Interface Vlan2, changed state to up ) .Is it normal or just a packet tracer feature ?


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    pujan96pujan96 Member Posts: 121 ■■■□□□□□□□
    does the vlan have any active ports?

    does it have and need a management IP?
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    networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    VLAN interface and an L2 VLAN are not the same thing. Putting a PC in a VLAN doesn't necessarily create an SVI (VLAN interface).
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    sschwietermansschwieterman Member Posts: 42 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yep, networker hit the nail on the head. Assigning a PC to VLAN 2 via an access port creates a physical layer 2 interface on your switch. The "show interface vlan2" command will give you output for the logical layer 3 SVI interface for VLAN 2.
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    szarszar Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
    thanks .it is clear now
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