Switchport multi and trunk lines

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by JF Mezei, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. JF Mezei

    JF Mezei Guest

    I have what is now considered an ancient 2924 switch
    IOS (tm) C2900XL Software (C2900XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5)WC16,
    (Enterprise Edition Software).

    It will not let me define one port to be

    switchport mode multi
    switchport multi vlan 10,20

    with an error message about this not being possible when there is a
    "trunk" port defined on the switch.

    Is this just some silly arbritary restriction on that model or are there
    protocol/architectural reasons that prevent combination of trunk ports
    and multi ports on any/all switches ?
    JF Mezei, Oct 27, 2009
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  2. JF Mezei

    geoar75 Guest


    You can't use multi-VLAN mode when trunk is enabled.

    geoar75, Oct 27, 2009
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  3. Multi-VLAN mode was never well supported, and had a bunch of
    restrictions, one of which is what you see, no multi-vlans if any
    trunk port exists. I assume they did this for security purposes,
    although it could have been an internal implementation limitation.

    Cisco dropped multi-vlan mode after this switch model was EOL'd, and
    no other cisco switches since have supported it.
    Doug McIntyre, Oct 27, 2009
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