IP interfaces

There is a one-to-one relationship between a VLAN and an IP network interface. Since the VLAN is defined by a group of ports, the state (up/down) of those ports determines the state of the IP network interface associated with that VLAN. When a port-based VLAN or an IPv4 or IPv6 protocol-based VLAN comes up because one or more of its ports is up, the IP interface for that VLAN is also activated. Likewise, when a VLAN is deactivated because all of its ports are down, the corresponding IP interface is also deactivated.