Overview

Introduction

The Configure and verify VLANs and Trunks module provides you with the instructions and Cisco hardware to develop your hands on skills in the configuring VLANs, trunks and VTP on Cisco switches. This module includes the following exercises:

  1. Configuring VLANs
  2. Configuring Trunk Links
  3. Configuring VTP

Exercise 1 - Configuring VLANs

In this exercise you will learn how to configure VLANs, name them and assign switch ports so they are members.

Configuring VLANs

Configuring VLANs on Cisco switches is a straightforward task, however if you are working on a large switched network then caution should always be used when created, and especially removing VLAN’s.

Exercise 2 - Configuring Trunk Links

In this exercise you will learn how to configure trunk links.

Configuring trunk links between switches

In this exercise we are going to configure trunk links between our 3 switches.

Trunk links as you will have learnt enable a number of VLANs to traverse a single link. In the previous exercise we configured a single interface to be a member of a VLAN, imagine if you had to connect to another switch with just a single VLAN, what if you had 100 VLANs on a switch, you would need 100 interfaces! This is where trunk links come in to play.

Exercise 3 - Configuring VTP

In this exercise you will learn how to configure VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) and use it to take the burden of configuring VLANs on every switch in your environment. Remember in the previous exercises we had to manually configure all the VLANs on both NYCOREx switches.

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