Trunking between Cisco 3560 and Cisco 500 series catalyst switch

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Jun 18th, 2010


I got a Cisco 3560 switch in which I have configured the Gi0/1 as trunk. I need all VLAN info to be received on a Cisco Express 500 series catalyst switch on another floor of the company. Could you please guide me with the configs?

- Ribin

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Federico Coto F... Fri, 06/18/2010 - 08:27


I don't remember if the 500 support VTP, if it does it could be an option to set the 500 as VTP client and receive all VLANs.

Otherwise, configure the port that is connected to the 3560 as trunk and create the VLANs as well, and assign the correct ports to the proper VLANs.

Exactly what are you trying to accomplish?


ribin.jones Fri, 06/18/2010 - 08:35

I have four VLAN's configured in my Cisco 3560. I need these VLAN's to be available in the other floor of my company where I have a Cisco Catalyst Express 500 series switch. I have fiber connectivity to the other floor.

- Ribin

thinakraj Fri, 07/16/2010 - 04:21


Catalyst Express 500 series switches support only  VTP transparent mode.       There is currently no support for VTP client or VTP server mode. The  user must       manually configure all VLANs that are used on the switch.

in 3560 create the vlan manually and create the same vlan in the CE500 also.



glen.grant Fri, 07/16/2010 - 04:23

  If you only have 4 vlans vtp isn't worth the time and effort anyway .


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