Securing VTP Domains Using Cisco Packet Tracer

Lab Objective:

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.

Lab Purpose:

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.

Certification Level:

This lab is suitable for both CCENT and CCNA certification exam preparation.

Lab Difficulty:

This lab has a difficulty rating of 4/10.

Readiness Assessment:

When you are ready for your certification exam, you should complete this lab in no more than 5 minutes.

Lab Topology:

Please use the following topology to complete this lab exercise:

Task 1:

In preparation for VLAN configuration, configure a hostname on Sw1 and Sw2 as depicted in the topology.

Task 2:

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.

Task 3:

Configure and verify FastEthernet0/1 between Sw1 and Sw2 as an 802.1q trunk.

Task 4:

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.

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