I have a network spanning roughly 12 switches. 2 Core 6500's with 10 dual connected 3560's, all running MST, and one of the 6500's is a VTP server.
I have around 240 VLANs configured, and hanging off of some of the 3560s are 2950s that only support 250 VLAN's before the switch will change to transparent mode, because the VTP database on those does not go beyond 250.
What I am looking for is a way to use VTP, but not send all VLANs to some of the switches.
I thought VTP pruning would solve this, but it seems it only blocks traffic, mainly broadcast from being sent over the trunks that connect to the 2950s, and am looking for a way to be able to keep using VTP, and have client databases have only the VLAN's they need. Of course making them transparent would work also, just does not scale well, with creating the VLAN on all switches along the way etc.
Any suggestions are welcome, thanks.