Once upon a time there was a Cisco switch called CatOS, it had the power to transform its ports into a layer3 links, But it had a secret …
…and yes the secret is this:
vlan internal allocation policy ascending
This conf command! You can find him in CatOS and on more recent IOS Cisco firmware.
When we configure a routed-port on a switch:
CatLab01(config)#int gi0/3 CatLab01(config-if)#no switchport CatLab01(config-if)#ip address 172.29.29.1 255.255.255.0
We tell our L2 device to act as a router on that port. But the Switch is not a Router so it may have a dedicated L2 VLAN to segregate the broadcast domain.
We can decide only
ascending (from 1006 to 4094) or
descending (from 4094 to 1006) VLAN id of the policy but we will never see them in our
%Failed to create VLANs 1006
VLAN(s) not available in Port Manager.
%Failed to commit extended VLAN(s) changes.
The only way to verify the use of internal vlan is the following command:
CatLab01#sh vlan internal usage VLAN Usage ---- -------------------- 1006 GigabitEthernet0/3
REMEMBER when you do vlan planning!