Transparent—VTP transparent switches do not participate in VTP. A VTP transparent switch does not advertise its VLAN configuration and does not synchronize its VLAN configuration based on received advertisements, but transparent switches do forward VTP advertisements that they receive out their trunk ports in VTP Version 2.
VTP Transparent mode configuration is a fundamental skill. VLANs configured on a switch in VTP Transparent mode are not automatically propagated to other switches within the same VTP domain as would be done by a VTP server. Switches configured in VTP Transparent mode use a trunk to forward traffic for configured VLANs to other switches. As a Cisco engineer, as well as in the Cisco CCNA exam, you will be expected to know how to configure VTP Transparent mode.
This lab is suitable for both CCENT and CCNA certification exam preparation.
This lab has a difficulty rating of 5/10.
When you are ready for your certification exam, you should complete this lab in no more than 15 minutes.
Please use the following topology to complete this lab exercise:
In preparation for VLAN configuration, configure a hostname on switches 1 and 2 and routers 1 and 3 as illustrated in the topology.
Configure and verify Sw1 and Sw2 in VTP Transparent mode. Both switches should be in the VTP domain named CISCO. Remember that switches must be in the same VTP domain to share VLAN information via a trunk.
Configure and verify FastEthernet0/1 between Sw1 and Sw2 as an 802.1q trunk.
Configure and verify VLANs 2010 and 2030 on Sw1 with the names provided above. Assign FastEthernet0/2 on Sw1 to VLAN2010 as an access port. Configure and verify VLANs 2010 and 2040 on Sw2 with the names provided above. Assign FastEthernet0/2 on Sw2 to VLAN2010 as an access port.
Configure R1 and R3 FastEthernet interfaces with the IP addresses 10.0.0.1/28 and 10.0.0.3/28, respectively. Test VLAN connectivity by pinging between R1 and R3.