Displaying a switch VLAN configuration

The show vlans command lists the VLANs currently running in the switch, with VID, VLAN name, and VLAN status. Dynamic VLANs appear only if the switch is running with GVRP enabled and one or more ports has dynamically joined an advertised VLAN. In the default configuration, GVRP is disabled.


show vlans

The following describes the fields displayed with this command (see the example output):

Maximum VLANs to support

Shows the number of VLANs the switch is currently configured to support.

Primary VLAN

See The primary VLAN.

Management VLAN

See The secure Management VLAN.

802.1Q VLAN ID

The VLAN identification number, or VID.


The default or specified name assigned to the VLAN. For a static VLAN, the default name consists of VLAN-x where x matches the VID assigned to that VLAN. For a dynamic VLAN, the name consists of GVRP_x where x matches the applicable VID.


Port-Based, static VLAN


Protocol-Based, static VLAN


Port-Based, temporary VLAN learned through GVRP


Indicates whether a port-based VLAN is configured as a voice VLAN. See Using voice VLANs.


Indicates whether a VLAN is configured for Jumbo packets. For more on jumbos, see "Port Traffic Controls" in the management and configuration guide for your switch.

This example shows the listing from the show vlans command. When GVRP is disabled (the default), Dynamic VLANs do not exist on the switch and do not appear in this listing. For more information, see GVRP.

Displaying VLAN listing with GVRP enabled

switch# show vlans

 Status and Counters - VLAN Information

  Maximum VLANs to support : 256
  Management VLAN :

  VLAN ID Name                 | Status     Voice Jumbo
  ------- -------------------- + ---------- ----- -----
  1       DEFAULT_VLAN         | Port-based No    No
  10      VLAN_10              | Port-based Yes   Yes
  15      VLAN_15              | Port-based No    No
  20      VLAN_20              | Protocol   No    No
  33      VLAN_33              | Dynamic    No    No