VLAN TRUNKING PROTOCOL

VLAN TRUNKING PROTOCOL-Leonce Mrombo

A protocol that facilitates automatic propagation of VLAN configuration information from a Centralized Switch to other Switches in the network Segment. Below are tips on how to configure a working successful VTP configuration.

Sample Topology:


* Step1: Connect the Switches using Trunk Links (i.e. Configure Trunk mode on all the Ports interconnecting the Switches).

* Step 2: Configure the VTP modes of your Switches as per the Network Design.

* Step 3: Configure the VTP Domain name on the Primary VTP Server. Command used is: Switch(config)# vtp domain [name]

* Step 4: Configure the Network VLANs (ID’s and Names only) on the Primary VTP Server.

* Step 5: Assign Switchports to the VLANs on individual Switches based on location of the Switch and your network Design.

Done

So Why do we get it wrong???

Mostly because we begin by configuring VLAN’s first

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