The last couple of weeks I have been designing and working on a rather large switched project. Overall the topology isn’t complex, it just spans a large area. The length is about 3 kilometres.
The project uses 2960S/G and 3560x model switches with SFP SM Fibre between each with redundancy in between each switch. Once spanning tree was sorted with setting priorities as required by the brief I started to implement VTP.
Working over two days I was copying the config of VTP across from a base config. I have found a few little caveats.
- VTP configs aren’t displayed in Show Run. When you are making a base template for a common group of switches you must ensure you either input the information or manually add it to each switch.
- VTP Password. Make sure you have the same password across the entire domain! Enough said.