When I set the vtp password on my server switch (apple), then set the same password (apple) on all my client switches it takes a long time for newly created vlans to proprogate down. Is this normal behavoir?
Is there a command that will speed up the propagation? All switches are running IOS (#vtp password apple). Thanks in advance.
5 mins is the default time for a summary advertisement from the VTP server. So it sounds like you are hitting this.
But when you update vlan info it should automatically send out a summary advertisement and it sounds like this is happening after that first 5 minute wait.
Not sure exactly what is happening with that first advertisement. It's like there has been no change on the VTP server so it simply waits for 5 mins then advertises out it's standard summary advertisement.