VLAN Commands


This command is used to create a new VLAN on the network. You can create a VLAN by specifying a VLAN ID or a range of VLAN IDs. 

Syntax   vlan-create

id vlan-id

Specify a VLAN identifier for the VLAN. This is a value between 0, and 4095.


range vlan-list

Specify a range of VLAN IDs. 

scope local|cluster|fabric

Specify a scope for the VLAN.

Specify any of the following options:

vnet vnet-name

Specify the vNET assigned to this VLAN.

vxlan vxlan-id

Specify the VXLAN mapped to the VLAN for the tunnel.


Specify if you want to enable or disable auto-vxlan. Enabling this option automatically assigns a user-defined VLAN/VNI mapping to all VTEP connections in the fabric. If the vxlan option is not specified, the software assigns a VNI automatically.

vxlan-mode standard|transparent

Specify the VXLAN mode as standard or transparent.

vxlan-hybrid-mode standard|transparent

replicators vtep-group name|none

Specify the replicator group.

public-vlan vlan-id

Specify the ID of the public VLAN.

description description-string

Specify a description for the VLAN.


Specify if you want to collect statistics for a VLAN. Statistic collection is enabled by default.

ports port-list

Specifies the switch network data port number, list of ports, or range of ports. Port numbers must be in the range of 1 to 64.

port-desc port-desc-string

Specify a port description to be assigned to the VLAN.

untagged-ports untagged-port-list

Specifies the ports that should have untagged packets mapped to the VLAN. Untagged packets are packets that do not contain IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tags.

Defaults   None.

Access   CLI


Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.2

The parameter stats added. The scope option cluster deprecated.

Version 2.3

The parameter name changed to description.

Version 2.4.1

The parameters: vxlan, vxlan-mode, and public-vlan are added. The option cluster in the scope parameter added.

Version 2.5.2

The parameter vxlan-mode standard|transparent added.

Version 2.6.2

The parameter range added.

Version 3.0.0

The parameter range deprecated. The parameter replicators added.

Version 6.0.0

The parameter auto-vxlan added.

Version 7.0.0

The parameter port-desc added.

Usage   VLANs are used to isolate network traffic at Layer 2. Use this command to create a new VLAN. While creating the VLAN, you can specify a VLAN ID or a range of VLAN IDs.

Informational Note:  

The VLAN identifiers 0, and 4095 are reserved, and cannot be used per the IEEE 802.1Q standard.

The range of configurable VLAN identifiers is 0 through 4095.

Examples  To create a new fabric-wide VLAN with the description, finance VLAN, and an identifier of 7, use the following command:

CLI (network-admin@switch) > vlan-create id 7 description finance-VLAN scope fabric