EdgeRouter - Create Virtual Interfaces with VLAN IDs


Overview


Readers will learn how to add VLAN Virtual Interfaces (VIFs) to either Ethernet or switch ports on different EdgeRouter models.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
 
Devices used in this article:

Adding a VIF to an Ethernet Interface


Follow the steps below to create a virtual interface with a VLAN ID of 10 and address 10.0.10.1/24 on the eth1 interface:

GUI: Access the EdgeRouter Web UI.

Dashboard > Add Interface > Add VLAN

VLAN ID: 10
Interface: eth1
Address: Manually define IP address > 10.0.10.1/24

The above configuration can also be set using the CLI:

CLI: Access the Command Line Interface. You can do this using the CLI button in the GUI or by using a program such as PuTTY.
configure
set interfaces ethernet eth1 vif 10 address 10.0.10.1/24 
commit ; save ; exit

You can verify the configuration with the show interfaces command.

show interfaces 
Interface    IP Address                        S/L  Description                 
---------    ----------                        ---  -----------                 
eth1         -                                 u/u                              
eth1.10      10.0.10.1/24                      u/u  

Adding a VIF to the Switch0 Interface


ATTENTION: This configuration only works on models with a built-in switch port such as the ER-12, ER-X, ER-X-SFP, ERPoE-5 and EP-R6.

Follow the steps below to create a virtual interface with a VLAN ID of 10 and address 10.0.10.1/24 on the switch0 interface:

GUI: Access the EdgeRouter Web UI.

Dashboard > Add Interface > Add VLAN

VLAN ID: 10
Interface: switch0
Address: Manually define IP address > 10.0.10.1/24

The above configuration can also be set using the CLI:

CLI: Access the Command Line Interface. You can do this using the CLI button in the GUI or by using a program such as PuTTY.
configure
set interfaces switch switch0 vif 10 address 10.0.10.1/24
commit ; save

You can verify the configuration with the show interfaces command.

show interfaces 
Interface    IP Address                        S/L  Description                 
---------    ----------                        ---  -----------                 
switch0      -                                 u/u                              
switch0.10   10.0.10.1/24                      u/u  

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