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  • VTP server mode (Cisco)

    Design & Configure

    VTP server mode (Cisco)

    Technology: Switching
    Area: VLANs
    Vendor: Cisco
    Software: 12.X , 15.X
    Platform: Catalyst platforms

    VTP servers advertise their VLAN configurations to other switches in the same VTP domain and synchronize their VLAN configurations with other switches based on advertisements received over trunk links. VTP server is the default mode. Server mode on switch is typically configured when decided to manage (add, remove, name) VLANs from one place (this switch). The  rest of switches work then in Client mode.


    To configure switch to work as VTP server mode:

    switch# configure terminal
    switch(config)#vtp domain
    switch(config)#vtp password cisco
    switch(config)#vtp mode server


    To verify the VTP mode use:

    switch#show vtp status
    VTP Version : 1
    Configuration Revision : 0
    Maximum VLANs supported locally : 1005
    VTP Operating Mode : Server
    VTP Domain Name :
    VTP Pruning Mode : Disabled
    VTP V2 Mode : Disabled
    VTP Traps Generation : Disabled


    Check how to configure VTP client mode on Cisco switch.

    Author: Marcin Bialy