Manage Virtual LAN Configuration

About this task

A Virtual Interface is required for layer 3 (IP) access to access points or controllers, or to provide layer 3 service on a VLAN. The Virtual Interface defines which IP address is associated with each connected VLAN ID. A Virtual Interface is created for the default VLAN (VLAN 1) to enable remote administration. A Virtual Interface is also used to map VLANs to IP address ranges. This mapping determines the destination networks for routing.


  1. Select Profiles > Profile Name > Interface > Virtual.
  2. Review the following parameters unique to each virtual interface configuration:
    Name Displays the name of each listed Virtual Interface assigned when it was created. The name is between 1 and 4,094, and cannot be modified as part of a Virtual Interface edit
    Admin Status A green checkmark defines the listed Virtual Interface configuration as active and enabled with its supported profile. A red "X" defines the Virtual Interface as currently disabled. The interface status can be modified when a new Virtual Interface is created or an existing one modified
    VLAN Displays the numerical VLAN ID associated with each listed interface
    IP Address Defines whether DHCP was used to obtain the primary IP address used by the Virtual Interface configuration
    Description Displays the description defined for the Virtual Interface when it was either initially created or edited
  3. Select to define a new virtual interface configuration, to edit the configuration of an existing virtual interface, and to delete a selected virtual interface.