TSHOOT – Layer 2 troubleshooting of Trunks, VTP, and VLANs!

The troubleshooting of Layer 2 issues seems like it may be the easiest, as the information is really taught quite thorough at the CCNA level, however there are some caveats that are potential exam landmines for TSHOOT to avoid on exam day! First I want to start with some verification commands that are critical for … Continue reading TSHOOT – Layer 2 troubleshooting of Trunks, VTP, and VLANs!

VTP v3 – Review of v1/v2/v3 basics and updates to v3, an in depth look at VTP Pruning and mechanisms that drive it, and VERY important v3 Auth info and concepts to finish up!

The above Topology has been configured for the labbing portion of configuring VTP Authentication, I won't go int every detail, but I will bullet point the basics, before reviewing authentication methods to know for exam day + full explanation of VTP Pruning as it can be a tricky topic if you don't know the mechanisms … Continue reading VTP v3 – Review of v1/v2/v3 basics and updates to v3, an in depth look at VTP Pruning and mechanisms that drive it, and VERY important v3 Auth info and concepts to finish up!

VTP – Pruning VLAN explanation and lab to demonstrate, and example of trick question for Exam day (bottom of post)!

Topology has been reset to VTP Version 2, Domain CCNP, and above Topology configured. Note that the two VTP Client switches both have interfaces in a common VLAN, interfaces in separate VLANs, and the VTP Server only has Trunk interfaces which are considered to be in "all VLANs" by default.   The Fundamentals of VTP … Continue reading VTP – Pruning VLAN explanation and lab to demonstrate, and example of trick question for Exam day (bottom of post)!