Can the S5700LI be upgraded to a Layer 3 switch

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S5700LI product positioning is a two-tier exchange, can not be upgraded into a three-tier exchange. S5700LI is the S5700's compact meaning. And the purpose of streamlining is to cater to the customization needs of each project, is one of Huawei's current star products.

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Configuring Layer 2/Layer 3 switchover on the firewall
Perform as follows to configure Layer 2/Layer 3 interface switching on the USG2000&5000&6000: system-view [USG] interface GigabitEthernet 1/0/1 [USG-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] undo portswitch //Switch the interface from Layer 2 mode to Layer 3 mode. [USG-GigabitEthernet1/0/1] portswitch //Switch the interface from Layer 3 to Layer 2. Note: 1. If the device interface attribute specifies that the interface is a Layer 2 interface, the interface cannot be switched to Layer 3 mode. This command applies only to interfaces that support Layer 2/Layer 3 switching. 2. When you use this command to perform Layer 2/Layer 3 mode switching, the interface can contain only the attribute information (such as shutdown and description configurations) so that the mode switching can take effect. If the interface already has service configurations (such as port link-type trunk), clear all these configurations of the interface and then run this command.

How to configure a Layer 2 interface as a Layer 3 interface on a switch
By default, Ethernet interfaces on switches work as Layer 2 interfaces.Run the undo portswitch command to configure the Ethernet interfaces as Layer 3 interfaces. For switches in V200R003C00 and earlier versions: Only Layer 2 Ethernet interfaces on the S5700HI, S5710EI, and S5710HI can be configured as Layer 3 interfaces. After an Ethernet interface is configured as a Layer 3 interface, the interface cannot be configured with an IP address. For switches in V200R005C00 and later versions: Only Layer 2 Ethernet interfaces on the S5700HI, S5710EI, S5710HI, S5700EI, S5720EI, S5720HI, S6700EI, and S6720EI can be configured as Layer 3 interfaces. After an Ethernet interface is configured as a Layer 3 interface, the interface can be configured with an IP address.

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