Python for Network Engineers

To VTP or Not to VTP

By George El. • December 2018 • Reading time: 3 minutes

VTP is the cisco Vlan Trunking Protocol. It allows the automatic configuration of vlans by setting one or more switches as VTP servers and other switches as VTP clients. Changes are allowed only in the Servers. There is another mode, called transparent, which allows the propagation of vtp advertisements but does not participate in the vtp domain.