So on a switch you can creat a virtual interface called
interface vlan 1 and assign an ip address to it.
SW1(config)#interface vlan 16 SW1(config-if)#ip address 192.168.16.1 255.255.255.0 SW1(config-if)#no shutdown
If I have a switchport in
vlan 16 and a host is attached to the device on that port. You can assign a static ip address to it e.g.
192.168.16.100 255.255.255.0 default gateway:
you should be able to ping 192.168.16.1 sucessfully.