VTP Modes and Versions: VTP v1, VTP v2 and VTP v3

Rashmi Bhardwaj | Blog,Protocol,Routing & Switching

VTP full form is VLAN Trunking Protocol . It is a Cisco proprietary protocol that propagates the information of Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) on the whole local area network. VTP protocol carries VLAN information to all the switches in a VTP domain. VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP) reduces administration in a Layer 2 network.

When you configure a new VLAN on one VTP server, the VLAN is distributed through all switches in the domain. This reduces the need to configure the same VLAN everywhere. VTP protocol is a Cisco-proprietary protocol that is available on most of the Cisco Catalyst series products.

VTP Modes and Versions

In this article, we will discuss the VTP modes and versions, their differentiation and parameters.


VTP Version Differentiation

While VTP has evolved over time , its key for us to understand how and what are the differentiating parameters of various versions of VTP – (VTP v1 , VTP v2 and VTP v3)


VTP Modes Differentiation

While VTP version 1 and 2 support 3 modes of operation i.e. Server/Client/ Transparent , VTPs latest version 3 has introduced a new mode Off. There are some more


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