Upper-Layer Protocols over Static Ethernet Overview

You can configure one or more protocols over Ethernet with or without VLANs. This section focuses on non-VLAN configurations only. You can configure the following upper-layer protocols on Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces:

The Ethernet configuration examples in this section use combinations of these protocols. Figure 8 illustrates how different protocols can be multiplexed over a single physical link without the use of VLANs.

Figure 8: Multiplexing Multiple Protocols over a Single Physical Link

Multiplexing Multiple Protocols over
a Single Physical Link

The following sections describe how to create the following common non-VLAN configurations, which you can configure on Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces: