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4503 VTP Domain Name

I have a lab that consists of 2 - 4503 with SUPII running cat4000-i9s-mz.122-25.EWA14.bin as the core devices.  I have been practicing for the BCMSN test and was working with the different VTP confiuration options.  Here are the two issues that I am having.  One of which from reading other posts, I may have answered, but want to verify.

1- 4503 (Core_1) was configured as Server, but no VTP summary advertisements where being propegated to the other clients.  I verified the configuration multiple times to ensure accuracy.  All VTP Domain names where empty (factory default).  Not until I changed the VTP Domain name to Test, did I get propegation of vtp advertisements.  I have in the past been able to set up vtp on 3550, 3560 switches with no VTP Domain name and VTP worked as expected.  From reading, it appears the non propegation of vtp summary advertisements is the norm for 4503.  Can someone verity this.

2- How do you remove the VTP Domain name from the 4503?  I was able to remove the name from the other devices, 3550, 3560 by doing the following:

     del flash:vlan.dat

      wr er

      reload

     On the 4503 I did the following:

      Switch#del /r /f cat4000_flash:vlan.dat

      reload

     After reload, everything was back.  I also assumed when the 4503 was booting, it may have recieved the VTP information from the other 4503.  So I isolated both by disconnecting the uplinks to all other devices.  Still no go.  I have copied the start-up config to a tftp server, modified the config by removing all vtp information then copied back to running-config and this worked.  But it seems like there should be a better (easier) way of getting the vtp domain name removed on a 4503

     Switch#sh vtp status
VTP Version                     : 2
Configuration Revision          : 0
Maximum VLANs supported locally : 1005
Number of existing VLANs        : 5
VTP Operating Mode              : Transparent
VTP Domain Name                 : null2
VTP Pruning Mode                : Disabled
VTP V2 Mode                     : Enabled
VTP Traps Generation            : Disabled
MD5 digest                      : 0x10 0x14 0xFD 0x3C 0x2C 0xD2 0xFC 0x4C
Configuration last modified by 0.0.0.0 at 3-1-93 01:19:35

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks in advance.

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Re: 4503 VTP Domain Name

I have a lab that consists of 2 - 4503 with SUPII running cat4000-i9s-mz.122-25.EWA14.bin as the core devices.  I have been practicing for the BCMSN test and was working with the different VTP confiuration options.  Here are the two issues that I am having.  One of which from reading other posts, I may have answered, but want to verify.

1- 4503 (Core_1) was configured as Server, but no VTP summary advertisements where being propegated to the other clients.  I verified the configuration multiple times to ensure accuracy.  All VTP Domain names where empty (factory default).  Not until I changed the VTP Domain name to Test, did I get propegation of vtp advertisements. I have in the past been able to set up vtp on 3550, 3560 switches with no VTP Domain name and VTP worked as expected.  From reading, it appears the non propegation of vtp summary advertisements is the norm for 4503.  Can someone verity this.

2- How do you remove the VTP Domain name from the 4503?  I was able to remove the name from the other devices, 3550, 3560 by doing the following:

     del flash:vlan.dat

      wr er

      reload

     On the 4503 I did the following:

      Switch#del /r /f cat4000_flash:vlan.dat

      reload

    After reload, everything was back.  I also assumed when the 4503 was booting, it may have recieved the VTP information from the other 4503. So I isolated both by disconnecting the uplinks to all other devices. Still no go.  I have copied the start-up config to a tftp server, modified the config by removing all vtp information then copied back to running-config and this worked.  But it seems like there should be a better (easier) way of getting the vtp domain name removed on a 4503

     Switch#sh vtp status

VTP Version                     : 2

Configuration Revision          : 0

Maximum VLANs supported locally : 1005

Number of existing VLANs        : 5

VTP Operating Mode              : Transparent

VTP Domain Name                 : null2

Hi,

Deleting the vlan.dat from cisco switches will delete the complete vlan and vtp information from database and if you are not able to delete the domain name in these type of situation try configuring the some bogus name with mode as transperent mode so that other should not get impacted.

check out the below link for more information

http://www.ciscosystems.com.ro/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/12.1/12ew/configuration/guide/vtp.html#wp1029449

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk689/technologies_configuration_example09186a00807d5d42.shtml

Hope to Help !!

Ganesh.H

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