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VTP transparent mode (Cisco)

VTP Transport mode does not synchronize VLAN configuration information with other switches. VTP advertisements when received are not applied to the VLAN database. This mode is used when you want to make the switch independent from current vlan structure. This mode has lowest impact when adding new switch to your switching topology.

To configure switch with transparent mode:

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


To verify the VTP mode use:

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


Check how to configure VTP Client mode.


Author: Marcin Bialy