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 VTP minimizes misconfigurations and configuration. such as duplicate VLAN names or incorrect VLAN-type specifications. VTP helps you simplify management of the VLAN data base across multiple switches  VTP allows for centralized changes that are communicated to all other switches in the network 2 .

deletion and renaming of VLANs on a network.wide basis  When you configure a new VLAN on VTP Switch(server). Cisco layer 2 protocol  Manages the addition .  Reduces the need to configure the same VLAN everywhere  Available on most of the Cisco Catalyst family Products 3 . the VLAN is distributed through all switches in the domain.

dat 4 . VTP stores VLAN configurations in the VLAN database called vlan.

 Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Trunk Protocol(VTP) reduces administration o a switched network  Minimizes the problems caused by incorrect configurations and configuration inconsistencies 5 .

 Group of layer 2 switches sharing VLAN data. 6 .  Switch can be linked but not part of domain. so all switches in domain must be Cisco switches.  Ends at router or layer 3 switch.  Domain is defined by its name.  Each switch can belong to only one domain.  Proprietary to Cisco.

not shared with other switches 7 .forward VTP traffic but do not originate or use it.A switch can be configured in one of three modes Server.default mode. Transparent. Sends VLAN information to other switches. Client. They can have their own VLANs.receives VLAN information and forward it to other switches.

 Cannot create .  Synchronizes VLAN configuration with latest information received from other switches in the management domain  Does Not save VLAN configuration in non volatile RAM(NVRAM) 8 .change or delete VLANs on command-line interface (CLI)  Forwards advertisements to other switches.

 Create. and delete VLAN and VLAN configuration parameters for the entire domain. 9 . modifies and delete VLANs.  Send and forwards advertisements to others switches  Synchronizes VLAN configuration with latest information received from other switches in the management port  Saves VLAN configuration in NVRAM(non volatile ram)  VTP servers can create.  VTP servers save VLAN configuration information in the switch NVRAM. modify.  VTP servers send VTP messages out to all trunk ports.

 Switches in VTP transparent mode forward VTP advertisements but ignore information contained in the message.  Except for forwarding VTP advertisements.  A transparent switch will not modify its database when updates are received. Create .delete and modifies VLAN only on the local switch  Forwards VTP advertisements received from other switches in the same management domain.  Does not synchronize its VLAN configuration with information received from other switches in management domain  Saves VLAN configuration in NVRAM. 10 . VTP is disabled on a transparent switch. nor will the switch send out an update indicating a change in its VLAN status.

 Switch(config)#vtp version <1/2>  Switch(config)#vtp mode <server/client/transparent>  Switch(config)#vtp domain <domain name>  Switch(config)#vtp password <WORD> 11 .

End with CNTL/Z.  mode Configure VTP device mode  password Set the password for the VTP administrative domain  version Set the administrative domain to VTP version  Switch(config)#vtp mode ?  client Set the device to client mode. 12 . one per line. Switch>enable  Switch#conf t Enter configuration commands.  Switch(config)#  Switch(config)#vtp ?  domain Set the name of the VTP administrative domain.  server Set the device to server mode.  transparent Set the device to transparent mode.

 Switch(config)#vtp password abc Setting device VLAN database password to abc  Switch(config)#do show vtp status 13 .  Switch(config)#vtp domain IT Domain name already set to IT. Switch#conf t  Switch(config)#vtp mode server Setting device to VTP SERVER mode.

 Switch#conf t  Switch(config)#vtp mode client Setting device to VTP CLIENT mode.  Switch(config)#vtp password abc Setting device VLAN database password to abc Use the show vtp status command Switch(config)#do show vtp status 14 .  Switch(config)#vtp domain IT Domain name already set to IT.