VTP Pruning

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Jan 1st, 2008


How to configure VTP Pruning.Any advantages by configuring this.

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guruprasadr Tue, 01/01/2008 - 22:37

HI Nasheer, [Pls Rate if HELPS]

VTP pruning causes information about each pruning-eligible VLAN to be removed from VTP updates if there are no stations belonging to that VLAN out a particular switch port. Use the set vtp command to enable VTP pruning.


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Guru Prasad R

bvsnarayana03 Wed, 01/02/2008 - 01:38

The link given by Gurubhai is for configuration on catalyst. If you are searching for IOS switches, here it is:


This is generally done for optimal use of the trunk. The trunk carries info for all vlans. If there are no hosts for a specific VLAN on the switch connected to trunk, then the traffic for that vlan across trunk is unnecessary. So pruning helps the switch by not sending the unnecesary info on to the trunk.

Refer this link for understanding:


hope that helps.

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