VTP config

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Feb 5th, 2007

Hi All,

I have just configured a 2950 to be a client, is there a way to change this back to server or transparent.

I did tried to by entering vlan database, but it will not go onto vlan config mode

Any help will be appreciated


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lgijssel Mon, 02/05/2007 - 05:04

When using vlan database it goes as follows:

vlan database

vtp server (or transparent)


The change will be applied when exiting.



Jitez1234 Mon, 02/05/2007 - 05:19

Thanks for the respose, the problem is the client refuse to go into vlan database config mode to enable me to make the change

Any ideas?

thanks once again


lgijssel Mon, 02/05/2007 - 05:57

Could you post a screen containing your commands and the output with the error?

sourabhagarwal Mon, 02/05/2007 - 06:09

can you tell us how you have configured 2950 to VTP client?

can you try to configure VTP in config mode instead of vlan database mode and see if it works for you.

switch(config)# vtp mode server


switch(config)# vtp mode transparent

HTH, rate if it does ....

Jitez1234 Mon, 02/05/2007 - 06:19

After switch was configured as client ,tried

to go back in agian into vlan database config mode got error message that 'vlan configuration is not possible in client mode'

What is the normal procedure to change the vtp mode of a client.


smothuku Mon, 02/05/2007 - 21:33

Hi ,

The possibility is , first remove the VTP domain name and reset the switch.

2.After booting the switch ,configure the previous VTP domain name and switch will be in server mode by defalut.



guruprasadr Wed, 02/14/2007 - 01:10


Disconnect the Switch from the Network & so that it will not listen further to the Server for VTP.

Then, reset the 2950 as Client / transparent directly.

Else, remove the VTP Domain Name & rest the VTP Options...

Thanks & Regards,

Guru Prasad R

glen.grant Wed, 02/14/2007 - 15:43

In newer switches like the 2950 or 60 vlan configs are done at the global level , as cisco puts it they are deprecating the vlan database .

conf t

vtp mode transparent


write mem


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