What is a disadvantage of using multilayer switches for inter-VLAN routing?

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What is a disadvantage of using multilayer switches for inter-VLAN routing?

  • Multilayer switches have higher latency for Layer 3 routing.
  • Multilayer switches are more expensive than router-on-a-stick implementations.
  • Spanning tree must be disabled in order to implement routing on a multilayer switch.
  • Multilayer switches are limited to using trunk links for Layer 3 routing.

Explanation: The main disadvantage of the multilayer switches is their higher cost. Because both routing and switching are done in hardware, multilayer switches are faster than router-on-a-stick.

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