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CCNA Self-Study (ICND Exam): Extending Switched Networks with Virtual LANs

Chapter Description

Steve McQuerry discusses how VLANs operate to provide more effective networks by controlling broadcasts in your network.

Review Questions

  1. VLANs allow for the creation of what in switched networks?

  2. What are the two types of VLAN port assignments?

  3. What type of port is capable of carrying all VLAN traffic?

  4. What mechanism is used by switches to provide inter-switch communication between devices about which VLAN a packet originated from?

  5. What is the purpose of VTP?

  6. What is the default VTP mode for a Catalyst Switch?

  7. Assume that a Catalyst switch is being added to your network. The switch needs to learn VLANs from the other switches in the network. You are not sure of the current VTP configuration and are fearful that it might overwrite your current VLAN information. How could you prevent the switch from accidentally overwriting the VLANs in your VTP domain?

  8. What is unique about the Native VLAN on an IEEE 802.1Q trunk link?

  9. List all the steps required to configure a VLAN on a Catalyst switch port.

  10. Which command would you use to view the Spanning Tree configuration for VLAN9 on a Catalyst switch?