VTP Client Command on CISCO Router/Switch

Command

VTP Client

Use

This is the legacy way to configure VTP client mode. VTP client mode doesn’t allow to create any VLANs. All VLANs must be learned from a server switch. This prevents the switch from accidently propogating VLANs throughout the network. The other use for this command is to prevent an older switch from wiping out a server’s VLAN database due to it having a higher revision number.

Syntax

Switch(vlan)#vtp client

Example

In the below example we will set SW1 to be a VTP client and add a VLAN to it. Notice the switch rejected the command because it was in VTP client mode at the time.

SW1(vlan)#vtp client
Setting device to VTP CLIENT mode.
SW1(vlan)#vlan 66
VLAN 66 added:
Name: VLAN0066
SW1(vlan)#exit
In CLIENT state, no apply attempted.
Exiting….
SW1#

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