Cisco SVI on L3 Switch

If I understand before configuring an SVI on a L3 switch, a vlan must be created.
I wonder if the Vlan name should exactly match the interface SVI name

I also would like to know the difference between Multi layer switch and L3 switch

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The names don't need to match, just the vlan number.  The two terms can be used synonymously to describe a switch that also routes.
Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division Commented:
Yep it is true,,

you need to create vlan on vlan database and you need to create interface in the config!

for example for to use VLAN 210 you need:

vlan database
vlan 200 name DATA
conf t
int vlan 200
 ip address x.x.x.x x.x.xx
 no shu


Best regards,

Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
>I also would like to know the difference between Multi layer switch and L3 switch

JFred is correct.

But for historical perspective; Today, switches being sold that aren't layer 2 switches are multi-layer (can perform layer 2 or layer 3 forwarding).  But a while back, there were true layer 3 switches available. These were switches where every interface was a layer 3 interface. Basically, it was a router that had a bunch of ethernet only ports. For example, the Cisco 2948G-L3 had 48 10/100 ports. Each one of the ports would get an IP address assigned to it. Think of it like a 48-port router.  :-)

jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys!
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