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February 11th, 2017 in Lab Sim Go to comments

You have been asked to install and configure a new switch in a customer network. Use the console access to the existing and new switches to configure and verify correct device configuration.


Question 1


To comply with the configuration of other switches, we need to get VTP configuration of Sw1 or Sw2. On Sw1 use the “show vtp status” command:


From this output we learn on Sw1:
+ VTP is running version 3
+ VTP Domain is “CCNP”
+ Sw1 is the VTP Primary Server (we will explain about Primary Server later. Now just understand it is in VTP Server mode)

So on the New_Switch, the VTP Domain must match. New_Switch should run VTP version 3 if if can (but it is not a must as VTP version 2 is compatible with VTP version 3). The New_Switch is connecting to hosts so it is in Access Layer so it should be configured as a VTP Client (although Transparent mode is acceptable) so there are only two suitable choices D & E.

From the exhibit, the New_Switch is connecting to a host in VLAN 100 so its E0/0 interface should be in VLAN 100 -> only D is correct.

Question 2


On Sw1 & Sw2 we can check with the “show interfaces trunk” command:



Sw1 & Sw2 are connected through E2/3 & E2/3 so we can see the native Vlan on these trunks are 99. We should check both Sw1 & Sw2 to see if the Native Vlan on both sides match.

Question 3


Use the “show vtp status” on SW1 and SW2 we notice both of them are in “Server” mode so we should choose: A. Configure VLAN 500 & VLAN 600 on both SW1 & SW2.

In practical we only need to create VLANs on one of the “Server” switch and these VLANs will be propagated automatically to others “Server” and “Client” switch. But maybe it is not the answer Cisco wants (as it makes both answers B & C are correct).

Question 4


To configure private VLAN we have to change VTP (even version 3) to Transparent mode. In fact, to disable VTP pruning on Sw4 (in Client mode) we also have to change to VTP Transparent mode so answer C can be understood as “change SW4 to Transparent mode” so it is the best choice.

Note: Unlike VTP version 1 and 2 in which VTP pruning is enabled on VTP Server only, VTP version 3 requires VTP pruning must be enabled on all the switches in the VTP domain so we can also disable VTP pruning on each switch separately. Here is the link for your reference: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750x_3560x/software/release/12-2_55_se/configuration/guide/3750xscg/swvtp.html

“With VTP versions 1 and 2, when you enable pruning on the VTP server, it is enabled for the entire VTP domain. In VTP version 3, you must manually enable pruning on each switch in the domain.”

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  1. justine
    October 24th, 2017

    any update please, I need latest dumps, thanks

  2. HollyMollyJolly
    October 25th, 2017

    Can anyone please confirm the answers to Q#3 and Q#4 of VTPv3?

  3. Anonymous
    October 26th, 2017

    You are adding new VLANs: VLAN500 and VLAN600 to the topology in such way that you need to configure SW1 as primary root for VLAN 500 and secondary for VLAN 600 and SW2 as primary root for VLAN 600 and secondary for VLAN 500. Which configuration step is valid?

    How you supposed to set up the vlans only on sw1 ? Because we have to make vlans 500 as primary and vlan 600 secondary on sw1 and then vlan 600 as primary for sw2 and vlan 500 as secondary. wouldn’t be option A the right choice?

  4. slime
    October 31st, 2017

    @anonymous, SW1 is configured as server primary so the change on SW1 will be propagated to all switches in the domain.

  5. Tkasali
    November 1st, 2017

    Took the exam and failed . Please Can anyone please send me the latest dumps of CCNP Switch.
    kasali_temitayo at yahoo dot com


  6. nick
    November 3rd, 2017

    Anyone have new Passleader 478q they can share here…

  7. IPHelpeD
    November 5th, 2017

    Hi @certprepare : About VTPv3 Sim Response 3: The question is: “You are adding new VLANs: VLAN500 and VLAN600 to the topology in such way that you need to configure SW1 as primary root for VLAN500 and secondary for VLAN600 and SW2 as primary root for VLAN600 and secondary for VLAN500. Which configuration step is valid?”

    NOTE: A Primary Root and Secondary Root” is an STP concept not a VTP one. So The question is asking where you should create both VLANS and additionally How to set VLAN500 as primary root and VLAN600 as Secondary Root in SW1 and SW2, each one in reverse mode…

    Anyway, the correct response is “B” because the set of responses is not involving the STP part of the response. It involves only the VTP concet about where you should create the VLANS to be propagated through VTP. ANd the correct response is of course “B”.
    B. Configure VLAN 500 and VLAN 600 on SW1 only
    So, the question is correct in my opinion. And they are not talking about VTPv3, oppositely they are asking about VTPv1,2,3 plus STP…. But giving a set of responses only for VTP… Don’t you think so…

  8. IPHelpeD
    November 5th, 2017

    @certprepare On the other hand, if the Question is wrongly talking about primary and secondary root instead of talking about Primary and Secondary SERVER… In the second case you are right they are exclusively talking on VTPv3 only… as mentioned in:

    Configuring a VTP Version 3 Primary Server

  9. san2427
    November 14th, 2017

    Please share CCNP switching dump email id: san242721 @ gmail dot com

  10. Anonymous
    November 20th, 2017

    Exam shows both SW1 and SW2 as VTP Server not Primary Server

  11. mills
    November 20th, 2017

    hello everyone.

    passed on friday. $12 well spent, certpreapre is 100% valid.

    sims: AAAdot1x, lacp and stp, vtp v3.


    all certprepare dumps are in the link above. if you have any question about the exam reach me on mbomat at yahooooooooooooooo dot com.

    see you on the tshoot side of life.

  12. Jack
    November 23rd, 2017

    Thank You Mills, for sharing the Dumps. I took 2 x ccnp switch in this month but i failed. going to try on this Monday again with your dumps.
    Will Update you all with my results guys.

    let’s finger-crossed to complete my exam as my CCNA certification is expiring on NOV 29 2017 :(

  13. Ready
    November 30th, 2017

    Has anyone used the dump from Mills and passed the exam?

  14. Pot
    December 3rd, 2017

    Please, on real exam can we use “?” and “TAB” buttons?

  15. Anonymous
    December 9th, 2017

    Hello guys,

    I’m appearing for my CCNP Switch exam next week. Can someone please fwd me latest dumps on {email not allowed}

  16. Pot
    December 11th, 2017

    Hi guys.. Just to update info.. I had the exam in last Friday, and I passed, 888 points.
    Like Mills said above, I have also had the same sim ( AAAdot1x, lacp and stp, vtp v3) and many of questions was from files he shared. I have also used VCE 300-115_IPHelper_Nov_2017. It is 100 % up to date.
    “?” and “TAB” buttons are working great.
    Thanks CertPrepare for help.

  17. Anonymous
    December 12th, 2017

    Hello guys,

    I’m appearing for my CCNP Switch exam this week. Can someone please fwd me latest dumps on mitturocks10 at gmail dot com

  18. Ready
    December 14th, 2017

    Hey everyone I just passed the exam last evening using Mills dump. I got the same LACP, AAA, STP as being reported. I was given about 3 questions on the real exam which are not in the Mills dump, but with good preparation you’ll be able to figure them out. Good luck everyone!

  19. Widget
    December 16th, 2017

    Have my SWITCH exam next week so will let you all know how it goes! Keep up the study and labing!

  20. Somebody
    December 19th, 2017

    I took (and failed) the exam last friday. Had this question but both Swi1 and Swi2 are only listed as server, NEITHER is the primary server. If Swi1 was the primary server this question should easily be just make changes on Swi1, but since neither were listed as primary I looked at the question forever debating between the options. Since in VTPv3 you can’t make changes to a server, only a primary server, the question seemed flawed. I think I clicked just Sw1 but who knows what cisco wanted…
    “In VTP version 3, a secondary server cannot be configured manually but can receive updates”

    December 29th, 2017

    passed my 300-115 exam, I prepared for my exam from https://www.braindumpscerts.com exam study material and cleared my exam on the first attempt. Great experience

  22. Anonymous
    December 29th, 2017

    Does anyone have valid dumps that they are willing to share?? please send to theredspoon21 @ gmail dot com

    I am trying to take the exam in the next few days… Any help is greatly appreciated.

  23. Faizan
    December 29th, 2017

    can anyone please send me latest study sildes of ccnp routing and sw, at (muhammad dot faizan81 @ yahoo dot com)

  24. Anonymous
    January 1st, 2018

    Hi ,

    Would you share the dump ? ugur dot perincek @ gmail dot com

  25. ExperiencedNtwEngr
    January 2nd, 2018

    Guys no need to sweat over Question 3. The question says add new VLANs 500 and 600 to the topology in such way that you need to configure SW1 as primary root for VLAN 500 and secondary for VLAN 600 and SW2 as primary root for VLAN 600 and secondary for VLAN 500. The answer is “A. Configure VLAN 500 & VLAN 600 on both SW1 & SW2” simply because the solution is as follows:

    spanning-tree vlan 500 root primary
    spanning-tree vlan 600 root secondary

    spanning-tree vlan 600 root primary
    spanning-tree vlan 500 root secondary

    You can only achieve by applying those commands on both switches.

    I hope that helps.

  26. HELP
    January 4th, 2018

    Could you please share the pkt (packet tracer) document for this lab?

  27. Anonymous
    January 4th, 2018

    I tested the config in a lab. The last post is correct. You have to do it on both switches. To setup the root primary and secondary. But if you create a vlan on switch 1 it will populate to switch 2 and vice versus.
    The main question is what is the Cisco answer. Both or Sw1 only?

  28. YORO
    January 7th, 2018

    The thing is that when you set only the spanning-tree vlan 500 / 600 root pri/sec it will not work immediately as you still need to create a vlan on the switch. If there is a VTP v3 configured with primary server, change is possible only on this primary server(SW1) and server only shouldn’t let you to configure any vlan. What You need is to configure the vlans on SW1 – pri server so it is propagated via VTP to other switches. I think the note about primary and secondary root bridge for these vlans are there to mystify us.

  29. Tony
    January 12th, 2018

    Regarding this VTPv3 Sim, Do we need to configure these changes in the New SW, SW1 and SW2 or just give the answers in the real exam?
    My exam is next week. Please give me the correct answer.

  30. Anonymous
    January 14th, 2018

    Only configure on SW 1 (option B), as that switch is configured as primary server. Only the primary server (when configured) can make changes to the vtp domain in VTP version 3. Primary server is configured and promoted in privileged exec mode using “vtp primary vlan” command.

    More info here: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-6500-series-switches/solution_guide_c78_508010.html

  31. Anonymous
    January 14th, 2018

    Comment above is for question 3.

  32. Lineage
    January 14th, 2018

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have VTPv3 Lab Sim?

  33. Leak
    January 15th, 2018

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have VTPv3 Lab Sim?

  34. ssh
    January 16th, 2018

    Have any of you guys use iphelper 563q from the “Share your SWITCH 2.0 experience” section?


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