Cisco Auto StatePosted on 6 September 2019 by Beaming Support
The “no auto state” command may be useful when you’re testing a router’s configuration. Here’s a short and to the point explanation of how to use it.
When testing a router’s configuration you may not be able to bring VLANs up as you do not have an operational trunk or have an endpoint to plug into. For example you are unable to test your NAT statement because VLAN 1 isn’t up.
The “no auto state” command will fix this. When you apply this command to the SVI (switched virtual interface) it will bring the interface up on any condition, whether you have a cable plugged into the router or not.