Thomass84
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Unable to configure interface on Dell Powerconnect M6348

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I have a task to add more Vlans to an already defined Vlan list on multiple Dell switches.
When I go to configure mode, and under the interface, there are no switchport related commands available for me only these:

config-if-Gi1/0/30)#?

description Add Description to the interface
do Run Privileged Exec mode commands.
dot1x Configure Dot1x interface commands.
exit To exit from the mode.
show Show configured settings and operational status.
shutdown Enable/Disable a port.

I am using software version 5.1.3.7 on the switches.
Please advice what should I do to configure the ports.

Thank you!

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RE: Unable to configure interface on Dell Powerconnect M6348

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Hi,

Are you in privileged exec mode? Are the switches stacked?

Thanks,
Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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Thomass84
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RE: Unable to configure interface on Dell Powerconnect M6348

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Hi Josh,

Yes, I am in privileged mode, and the switch is not stacked.

Regards:
Thomas

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Thomass84
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RE: Unable to configure interface on Dell Powerconnect M6348

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Hi Josh,

I have found out, that the switch is in simple mode.
Could be this the reason? What happens if I change the operation mode to normal mode? It is a production switch. Will it cause any impact for the traffic passing through the switch?

Thank you!

Regards:
Thomas

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Thomass84
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RE: Unable to configure interface on Dell Powerconnect M6348

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Problem found.

The Physical interfaces are in port-aggregation group, therefore the switchport command is not under the interface.

I had to go into the port aggregator group, and into the interface from here, and I will have the switchport command there.

When I was checking the running config, this could be shown there, but DELL does not differentiates configuration levels.

Let me show it by an example:

Current running-config sniplet:

port-aggregator group 1
add interface Te1/0/1-2
interface Gi1/0/1
switchport general allowed vlan add 805,811,815,832,842,846,848,852-853

A more informative running config, showing which config is part of which config mode:

port-aggregator group 1
  add interface Te1/0/1-2
  interface Gi1/0/1
    switchport general allowed vlan add 805,811,815,832,842,846,848,852-853

That way of showing the config would show us the hierarchy of the configuration, and make people's life easier.

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