Default MTU of 1496B in interfaces of VM platforms?

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Default MTU of 1496B in interfaces of VM platforms?

L3 Networker

Dear community!


We have couple of VMs deployed in MS hyper-v and I realized that all interfaces have a MTU of 1496 bytes even though no value was configured. Checked this with "show interface XXXX" command


Shouldn´t the interfaces have MTU of 1500 bytes if no value is assigned or for VMs the MTU is different?


Kind Regards!


Community Team Member

Hi @Carracido ,


VLAN networks maybe ? Default MTU for VLAN networks is 1496.




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