Layer 3 Virtual Switching

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Can anyone define what the above does?

InterVLAN routing?


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if you want to communicate between two different vlan, you have to enable the ip forwarding.
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can this be done on the X430?
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JeremyClarkson wrote:

can this be done on the X430?

No, the X430 is a layer 2 only switch and doesn't have any routing capabilities.
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Layer 3 Virtual Switching is a fancy way of saying "This switch can be configured as a router". So instead of dedicating a separate device (the router), you can set up your VLANs, assign their virtual interfaces IP addresses, turn on IP Forwarding, configure static router or a routing protocol, and you're good to go.
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awesome how do you go about setting up static routes what are the commands?
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i.e. a static route to the network via the interface

# configure iproute add
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for example I have a: windows client on 'vlan1' with switch port 1 on access: interface

'vlan2' has network with switch port 1 on trunk: interface

I want to ping clients on the network from my windows client.
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As long as the clients in each of those networks have the switch as their default gateway ( for clients in vlan1 and for clients in vlan2) you don't need to add static routes, because the switch knows how to route between those subnets. Just make sure routing is enabled with the command
enable ipforwarding[/code]

If the clients have a different default gateway (not the switch), then you will have to configure static routes in those external routers.

The router acting as default gateway in subnet should have a route to with as next hop, while the router in subnet should have a route to pointing to as next hop.