CCNA 2.5.d: VTP (v1&v2) – VLAN Trunking Protocol

Overview: VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) is used to automatically update vlan configuration on a LAN network of switches   Study Notes: VTP (v1 & v2) – VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) VTP is responsible for synchronizing VLAN information within a VTP domain and reduces the need to configure the same VLAN information on each switch thereby […]

CCNA 2.5.c: DTP – Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)

Overview: Dynamic Trunking Protocol is used to automatically negotiate the state of switchports   Study Notes: DTP – Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) Dynamic Trunking Protocol is how switchports automatically negotiate their mode before you ever configure them A switchport can be set to one of four modes – Dynamic Auto (default), Dynamic Desirable, Trunk or […]

CCNA 2.5.b: Add and remove VLANs on a trunk

Overview: Adding and removing vlans on a trunk can be done without interruption to network traffic, if you do it the right way   Study Notes: How to add and remove VLANs on a trunk. It’s probably a good sign when your network needs to expand It’s also a good thing to limit broadcast traffic […]

CCNA 2.5.a: Trunk ports

Overview: Trunk ports are used to interconnect switches Study Notes: Trunk ports Trunk ports are used to connect layer 2 devices together (when you need to expand your network) This video shows you how to initially configure trunk ports.   PacketTracer Lab: CCNA-2.5.a-How-to-configure-trunk-ports.pkt   Video: