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On a Cisco Catalyst switch, what are the Layer 3 interfaces called that are used to accomplish inter-VLAN routing?

On a Cisco Catalyst switch, what are the Layer 3 interfaces called that are used to accomplish inter-VLAN routing?

  • SVI
  • SIP
  • Trunk interfaces
  • RIP 
On a Cisco Catalyst switch, what are the Layer 3 interfaces called that are used to accomplish inter-VLAN routing?

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VLANs divide broadcast domains in a LAN environment. Whenever hosts in one VLAN need to communicate with hosts in another VLAN, the traffic must be routed between them. This is known as inter-VLAN routing. On Catalyst switches it is accomplished by creating Layer 3 interfaces known as Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVI).
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