The objective of this lab exercise is for you to learn and understand how to secure VTP domains using Cisco Catalyst Switches. By default, VTP domains are not password-protected.
Securing the VTP domain is a fundamental skill. When VTP domains are not configured with a password, rogue switches can be added to the network and disrupt service. As a Cisco engineer, as well as in the Cisco CCNA exam, you will be expected to know how to configure VTP passwords.
This lab is suitable for both CCENT and CCNA certification exam preparation.
This lab has a difficulty rating of 4/10.
When you are ready for your certification exam, you should complete this lab in no more than 5 minutes.
Please use the following topology to complete this lab exercise:
In preparation for VLAN configuration, configure a hostname on Sw1 and Sw2 as depicted in the topology.
Configure and verify Sw1 as a VTP server switch and configure Sw2 as a VTP client switch. Both switches should be in the VTP domain named CISCO. Secure VTP messages with the VTP password CISCO.
Configure and verify FastEthernet0/1 between Sw1 and Sw2 as an 802.1q trunk.
Configure and verify VLANs 10 to 40 on Sw1 with the names provided above. Validate that these VLANs are still propagated to Sw2 after VTP has been secured.