When setting up trunks as desirable even in transparent mode the vtp domain name has to match on each end in order for the trunk to form. Our dilemma is this ,each of dist layer boxes has a different vtp domain name so when we setup a switch and it needs dual connections (hsrp) then we can only have the one vtp domain name . Is the only option to force on the trunk on the secondary side and or force on both sides ? We prefer to negotiate the trunks but do not see way around this. Our dist layer is cat 6500 in hybrid mode , believe they are running vtp version 2. I have never been able to get a trunk to come active even in transparent mode without having matched vtp domain names. Am I missing something here ????