Best practices suggest that having a few core switches set as VTP Servers for redundancy while leaving the remaining switching infrastructure in either Client or Transparent mode. To further reduce the amount of VTP servers within a single VTP domain is it possible to:
1) Set an existing server to âTransparentâ mode (to lower the configuration revision to 0, just to be on the safe side)
2) Set it to âClientâ, as a client it would then receive vtp information from the remaining servers however nothing would change because the vlan database on that switch would not have changed at all. Only it's vtp mode would have changed.
Thus removing the excess VTP server, but will this cause any downtime to users or between devices? Keep in mind that each server currently has identical outputs of âshow vtp statusâ all having the same configuration revision and number of vlans per switch. I've tested this on a small scale with three 3560 switches and had no loss of connectivity but I'm leery of pitfalls across a larger VTP domain containing 50+ switches.
What are the odds of this working seamlessly? Has anyone tried it on a live network?