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How can I set L3 mode on C6500 switch

Level 1
Level 1

Hi guys,

This is KJ.

I'd like to get a helping hand from you.

How can I set L3 mode on C6500 switch ?

Actually, I tested vlans using C6509.

There are a Line card and a supervisor in C6509.

2 vlans(vlan 10 and vlan 20) set in a line card(Port 1-10 vlan 10, Port 11-20 vlan 20) 

vlans can't communicate each other because C6509 is L2 mode now.

I'll use supervisor interface port as wan port.

In case of C3650 or C3850 switches, "ip routing" command can transfer L3 mode switch.

And also vlan 10 and 20 can communicate with each other because C3650 or C3850 is L3 switch.

But In case of C6509, "ip routing" command is not supported.

So, still vlan 10 and 20 can't communicate now.

How can I configure L3 mode in C6509 ?

Have a nice day

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Mark Malone
VIP Alumni
VIP Alumni


sounds like your running a layer 2 license only , you need to purchase layer 3 with your 6500

what's the show license .... command show you ?

what supervisor is running on the module