Part 1: Configure and Verify DTP
Part 2: Configure and Verify VTP
Background / Scenario
As the number of switches in a network increases, the administration necessary to manage the VLANs and trunks can be challenging. To ease some of the VLAN and trunking configurations, VLAN trunking protocol (VTP) allows a network administration to automate the management of VLANs. Trunk negotiation between network devices is managed by the Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP), and is automatically enabled on Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3560 switches.
In this activity, you will configure trunk links between the switches. You will configure a VTP server and VTP clients in the same VTP domain. You will also observe the VTP behavior when a switch is in VTP transparent mode. You will assign ports to VLANs and verify end-to-end connectivity with the same VLAN.