EdgeRouter - Create Virtual Interfaces with VLAN IDs


Overview


Readers will learn how to add Virtual Interfaces (VIFs) to either ethernet or switch ports on different EdgeMAX router 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:

VIF on Ethernet Interface


The following CLI / GUI steps create a virtual interface with a VLAN id of 10 and address 10.0.10.1/24 on interface eth1.

GUI: Access the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Dashboard > Add Interface > Add VLAN

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

CLI: Access the command line interface (CLI). 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                 
---------    ----------                        ---  -----------                 
eth0         -                                 u/u                              
eth0.10      10.0.10.1/24                      u/u  

VIF on Switch0 Interface


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

The following CLI / GUI steps create a virtual interface with a VLAN id of 10 and address 10.0.10.1/24 on interface switch0.

GUI: Access the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Dashboard > Add Interface > Add VLAN

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

CLI: Access the command line interface (CLI). 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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