disable vlan

disable [ {vlan} vlan_name | vlan vlan_list]


Use this command to disable the specified VLAN.

Syntax Description

vlan_name Specifies the VLAN you want to disable.
vlan_list Specifies the VLAN list of IDs to disable.



Usage Guidelines

This command allows you to administratively disable specified VLANs. The following guidelines apply to working with disabling VLANs:
  • Disabling a VLAN stops all traffic on all ports associated with the specified VLAN.
  • You cannot disable a VLAN that is running Layer 2 protocol control traffic for protocols such as EAPS, STP, or ESRP.

    When you attempt to disable a VLAN running Layer 2 protocol control traffic, the system returns a message similar to the following:

    VLAN accounting cannot be disabled because it is actively used by an L2 Protocol
  • You can disable the default VLAN; ensure that this is necessary prior to disabling the default VLAN.
  • You cannot disable the management VLAN.
  • You cannot bind Layer 2 protocols to a disabled VLAN.
  • You can add ports to or delete ports from a disabled VLAN.


Disabling the Mgmt VLAN disables access to the Ethernet Management port on a switch (disable vlan Mgmt).


The following example disables the VLAN named "accounting":

disable vlan accounting


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.4.

The ability to add ports to a disabled VLAN was added in ExtremeXOS 12.5.

The vlan_list option was added in ExtremeXOS 16.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, and X695 series switches.