Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is an algorithm that provides path redundancy while preventing undesirable loops in a network that are created by multiple active paths between switches. Loops occur when there are alternate routes between two or more switches within the network. To establish path redundancy, STP creates a tree that spans all of the […]
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Overview: In the previous VTP lab we used Cisco Packet Tracer to demonstrate how to configure VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) in a server client environment. In this Packet Tracer activity we will learn about VTP transparent mode and how to configure it on a Cisco Catalyst switch.
VTP is a Layer 2 messaging protocol that maintains VLAN configuration consistency by managing the addition, deletion, and renaming of VLANs on a network-wide basis. VTP minimizes misconfigurations and configuration inconsistencies that can result in a number of problems, such as duplicate VLAN names, incorrect VLAN-type specifications, and security violations.