Chapter 3. VLANs, Trunks, and VTP

Terms you'll need to understand:

  • Virtual LAN (VLAN)

  • Static and dynamic VLANs

  • Local and end-to-end VLANs

  • VLAN Membership Policy Server (VMPS)

  • InterSwitch Link (ISL)

  • IEEE 802.1Q and 802.1Q tunneling

  • Native VLAN

  • Dynamic Trunk Protocol (DTP)

  • VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)

  • VLAN Pruning

Techniques you'll need to master:

  • Understanding the advantages of VLANs

  • Comparing dynamic and static VLANs

  • Configuring static VLANs and associating ports to them

  • Troubleshooting VLAN configurations

  • Comparing IEEE 802.1Q and ISL trunking protocols

  • Tunneling 802.1Q VLAN information in a Metro network

  • Knowing the DTP modes and when a trunk is formed

  • Configuring and troubleshooting trunks and pruning

  • Understanding the three different VTP modes

  • Comparing VTP ...

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