Thank you for the reply.
My reasoning is exactly as you've described - routing information, tracerts, pings, etc.
Yeah, I know about loopback addresses, however my switch is gateway for mentioned vlans so I need to set ip addresses there (to not enable such things as proxy arp if it is supported...
ICX 6450 here.
IP address assigned to ve interface becomes unreachable once all Ethernet ports are down in given VLAN (as ve itself becomes down).
Is it possible to alter this behavior and make ve interface always up regardless is something connected to Ethernet ports or...