Okay this whole VLAN infested network is a mess. I think people made the VLANs with good intention, but never told anyone else how to set up Static IP's (no DHCP, bleh).
Anyway, my machine and this whole section of computers is part of VLAN6. My IP is 10.10.65.93 255.255.255.0 with Gateway of 10.10.65.1.
Now here's the strange part, the VTP Server config for VLAN6:
ip address 10.10.65.67 255.255.255.192
ip access-group virus in
ip access-group virus out
ip helper-address 10.10.66.18
no ip redirects
ip pim sparse-dense-mode
standby 6 priority 105
standby 6 preempt
standby 6 ip 10.10.65.65
To my knowledge (i've connected to every Layer3 switch i can find), I've set this 4000 series switch to be the ONLY VTP Server.
How is this working? haha. How am I able to communicate with the network, or even the other machines on VLAN6, if the management VLAN looks like that?
As far as Standby goes, it's my understanding that the standby IP is a "virtual IP" right? So I should take one of the other Layer3 switches and assign it to the same standy IP and give it a lower priority, right?
Ugh, one step at a time.
Thanx for any advice...
As long as all the other machines in vlan6 are in the same subnet as your machine you'd be able to talk to them. Talking to another vlan is a different story. If this cat4000 config that you've posted is supposed to be your default gw for vlan6, then you've got issues ;)
If you resolve the mac addy of your default gw for vlan6, 10.10.65.1, from your machine in vlan6, using ping 10.10.65.1, then arp -a. Does the mac addy that you pulled from arp corispond to the above cat4000. My guess is that it won't, unless the switch has a ip secondary address.
Once you have the mac, track down the switch, this will be your other vtp server, probably with your 10.10.65.1 address on its vlan6 SVI.
Anyhow, that is the first thing you need to do, get an accurate mapping of your network. From there you can tackle other issues.
I have seen previous posts from you regarding the same network. Recollecting from those posts, you have a 4000 and 4500 with the 4500 being active HSRP router.
The Standby ip that you configure should be the default gateway of all users in that vlan. You define standby ip and configure one switch with more priority (so that it becomes active) while leave the other switch's priority to default (100).
It looks like your default gateway (since it is set to 10.10.65.1), is messed up, either because,
a. your DHCP scope is configured wrong.
b. if using static IP, you have configured the wrong default gateway.
Regardless of all this, 10.10.65.1 is possibly a router in your network, that falls in vlan 6 and is routing traffic for you. You need to find out what this device is.
And if using DHCP check your DHCP scope on the DHCP server 10.10.66.18 and reconfigure that as 10.10.65.65.