CCNA Study Guide

This tutorial provides a practice LAB for VLAN, VTP, DTP, and Router on Stick in packet tracer.

Same lab can be used for the practice of VTP Server and Client configuration, DTP configuration, STP Configuration, Intra VLAN communication and Router on Stick Configuration. This lab will help you in understanding the VLAN practically.

Scenario

You are a network administrator at ComputerNetworkingNotes.com. Company has three offices. Offices are connected with each other via layer 2 links. For redundancy purpose each office has one more layer 2 link. Company has two department sales and management. In each office we have one PC from each department. Company has one router. You can use router's Ethernet port for inter VLAN communication.

This is the second part of our article "VLAN, VTP, DTP, STP and Router on Stick Explained with Examples". You can read other parts of this article here:-

VLAN Basic Concept Explained with Examples

This is the first part of this article. In this part we explained basic concepts of VLAN such as What VLAN is, Advantage of VLAN, VLAN membership Static and Dynamic, VLAN Connections; Access link and trunk links, trunk tagging and how VLAN add additional layer of security in network with examples.

Configure VTP Server and Client in Switch

This the third part of this article. In this part we will explain VTP mode with examples including VTP Server mode, VTP Client mode and VTP transparent mode. Later we will configure VTP Server and clients in our practice lab.

VLAN Tagging Explained with DTP Protocol

This the fourth part of this article. In this part we will explain access link, trunk link, VLAN tagging process, VLAN tagging protocol ISL and 802.1Q, Dynamic trunking protocol and DTP mode with examples. After that we will configure trunking in our practice lab.

VLAN Configuration commands Step by Step Explained

This is the last part of this article. In this part we will provide a step by step guide to configure the VLAN. We will also configure the Intra VLAN communication with router on stick example. At end of this article we will provide a summary of all commands used in this tutorial to configure the VLAN VTP and DTP.

In this part we will create a practical lab for the practice of VLAN, VTP, DTP, and Router on Stick.

LAB Setup

To replicate given scenario create a topology in packet tracer, as shown in following image.

Initial topology for the practice of VLAN, VTP, DTP and Router on Stick

Configurations used in this topology are following

PCs Configuration

Device IP Address Subnet MaskGateway VLAN Connected With
PC0 10.0.0.2 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.1 VLAN 10 Office 1 Switch on F0/1
PC1 20.0.0.2 255.0.0.0 20.0.0.1 VLAN 20 Office 1 Switch on F0/2
PC2 10.0.0.3 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.1 VLAN 10 Office 2 Switch on F0/1
PC3 20.0.0.3 255.0.0.0 20.0.0.1 VLAN 20 Office 2 Switch on F0/2
PC4 10.0.0.4 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.1 VLAN 10 Office 3 Switch on F0/1
PC5 20.0.0.4 255.0.0.0 20.0.0.1 VLAN 20 Office 3 Switch on F0/2

Office 1 Switch Configuration

Port Connected To VLAN Link Status
F0/1 With PC0 VLAN 10 Access OK
F0/2 With PC1 VLAN 20 Access OK
Gig1/1 With Router VLAN 10,20 Trunk OK
Gig 1/2 With Switch2 VLAN 10,20 Trunk OK
F0/24 Witch Switch2 VLAN 10,20 Trunk STP - Blocked

Office 2 Switch Configuration

Port Connected To VLAN Link Status
F0/1 With PC0 VLAN 10 Access OK
F0/2 With PC1 VLAN 20 Access OK
Gig 1/2 With Switch1 VLAN 10,20 Trunk OK
Gig 1/1 With Switch3 VLAN 10,20 Trunk OK
F0/24 Witch Switch1 VLAN 10,20 Trunk STP - Blocked
F0/23 Witch Switch3 VLAN 10,20 Trunk STP - Blocked

Office 3 Switch Configuration

Port Connected To VLAN Link Status
F0/1 With PC0 VLAN 10 Access OK
F0/2 With PC1 VLAN 20 Access OK
Gig 1/1 With Switch2 VLAN 10,20 Trunk OK
F0/24 Witch Switch1 VLAN 10,20 Trunk STP - Blocked

Router Configuration

Port Connected To VLAN Link Status
Fa0/0 with Office 1 Switch Gig 1/2 VLAN 10, 20 Trunk Ok

VLAN Configuration

VLAN Number VLAN Name Gateway IP PCs
10 Sales 10.0.0.1 PC0,PC2,PC4
20 Management 20.0.0.1 PC1,PC3,PC5

Assign IP Addresses to PCs

Assigning IP addresses is bit easy task in packet tracer. Just double Click on PC-PT and Click Desktop menu item and Click IP Configuration Select Static from radio option and fill IP address, subnet mask and default gateway IP in given input boxes. Use PC Configuration table to assign correct IP address.

Assign IP address to PC-PT in packet tracer

That's all information we need to complete this exercise. In next part of this article we will configure VLAN, VTP, STP, DTP and Router on Stick in this topology. Before you jump in next part make sure you have above topology with IP addresses configured on all PCs. You can download this initial topology with IP addresses configured on all PCs from following link.

Initial topology for the practice of VLAN, VTP, DTP and Router on Stick

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