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VTP version 2 config (Cisco)

Technology: Switching
Area: VLANs
Title: VTP version 2
Vendor: Cisco
Software: 12.X , 15.X, IP Base, IP Services, LAN Base
Platform: Catalyst 2960-X, Catalyst 3560

VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) is a Cisco proprietary protocol which allows to propagate VLAN database across Local Area Network (switching segment). VTP version 2 supports basic VLANs (2-1001) propagation, work with ISL protocol, supports authentication with MD5 hash. To enable vtp version 2:

Switch(config)# vtp version 2


To verify the VTP mode use:

switch#show vtp status
VTP Version : 2
Configuration Revision : 0
Maximum VLANs supported locally : 1005
VTP Operating Mode : Client
VTP Domain Name :
VTP Pruning Mode : Disabled
VTP V2 Mode : Disabled
VTP Traps Generation : Disabled

Author: Marcin Bialy