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learn Vlans from the core!

Hi Experts!

I will deploy a distribution switch(4507R).what is the Preferred way to let this switch learn about the vlans already created on the CORE,IS it Via put this switch as a vtp client to learn the vlans from the core than change its mode to vtp server

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Re: learn Vlans from the core!

Ali,

Yes, configure the switch to be a VTP client in the same domain as the core switch. If there is a VTP password configured on the core then make sure the same password is configured on this switch.

Another thing to watch out for is the config revision #. If you don't want this switch to become the VTP server ever then ensure the config revision of this switch is lower than that of the core switch. If the revision # is higher than that of the core switch this switch would become a VTP server and can overwrite the vlan database on the care and this can result in serious problems. If the revision # is high on this switch set the switch to be part of a different non-existent VTP domain name and change it to your current VTP domain name and the config revision should reset to 0 (or) if needed, perform a write erase and put the config in completely.

HTH

Sundar

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

Sundar,

write erase won't affect VTP, you need to delete flash:vlan.dat

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

In addition to Sundar's suggestion, make sure you have the ports as trunks in order for the VTP updates to pass thru.

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

True, oversight on my part. Thanks for pointing it out Edison:)

But, changing the VTP to a different bogus domain and restoring it should reset the revision #.

Regards,

Sundar

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

No debate on that subject from me Sundar :)

I actually integrate switches in transparent mode and then change it to server once I see everything is stable.

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Re: learn Vlans from the core!

Ali,

Yes, configure the switch to be a VTP client in the same domain as the core switch. If there is a VTP password configured on the core then make sure the same password is configured on this switch.

Another thing to watch out for is the config revision #. If you don't want this switch to become the VTP server ever then ensure the config revision of this switch is lower than that of the core switch. If the revision # is higher than that of the core switch this switch would become a VTP server and can overwrite the vlan database on the care and this can result in serious problems. If the revision # is high on this switch set the switch to be part of a different non-existent VTP domain name and change it to your current VTP domain name and the config revision should reset to 0 (or) if needed, perform a write erase and put the config in completely.

HTH

Sundar

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

Sundar,

write erase won't affect VTP, you need to delete flash:vlan.dat

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

True, oversight on my part. Thanks for pointing it out Edison:)

But, changing the VTP to a different bogus domain and restoring it should reset the revision #.

Regards,

Sundar

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

No debate on that subject from me Sundar :)

I actually integrate switches in transparent mode and then change it to server once I see everything is stable.

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

In addition to Sundar's suggestion, make sure you have the ports as trunks in order for the VTP updates to pass thru.

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Re: learn Vlans from the core!

Hello agian!

i have just 1 question?

is the config like this:

vtp domain x

vtp mode client

than

vtp domain x

vtp mode Server

10xs

Re: learn Vlans from the core!

That's right!!

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