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How to configure VLAN in CentOS7?

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I encountered a problem when creating a VLAN interface according to the Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-7-Networking_Guide. I configured the parent interface ifcfg-eno1 as follows:


And I created a new file named ifcfg-eno1.5, the content is:


Then I restarted the network:

 systemctl restart network 

After that I found that I couldn't connect to the Internet, even couldn't ping the gateway. I thought it might be I didn't set the GATEWAY in ifcfg-eno1.5, so I added the GATEWAY= local area network gateway), it didn't work.

Could anybody teach me how to create a VLAN interface in CentOS7, or tell me what' s wrong with my configuration, more detailed more better.

posted Apr 18, 2016 by Amit Parthsarthi

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How is your switch configured?

The CentOS configuration you described would only work when you set  GATEWAY, and when the port it's connected to has no VLANs configured for untagged access (or no VLANs that you need to access), and when the VLAN you DO need to access is tagged.

Are you providing access to one VLAN using tagged packets?

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Well, in CentOS 7 the default is to use NetworkManager (but you can go back to "classic" network style if you prefer though) and so nmcli can help you with that (assuming that you want to tag vlan 5 on eno1 :

nmcli con add con-name eno1.5 type vlan dev eno1 id 5 ip4 ""
nmcli con up eno1.5

(please note that the network name eno1.5 can be changed to what you want , and will be used as internal name in "nmcli con show")

More information in the nm doc :

answer Apr 18, 2016 by Deepankar Dubey
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