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Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration -- VLANs and trunking

Learn about configuring, creating, and configuring VLANs on a switch in this book excerpt.

Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration
VLANs and Trunking

This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Cisco Press. For more information or to order the book, visit the Cisco Press Web site.

See the following sections for configuration information about these topics:

  • 6-1: VLAN Configuration—Describes the method for configuring, creating, and configuring VLANs on a switch.
  • 6-2: VLAN Port Membership—Explains how to assign a port to a VLAN using static or dynamic methods.
  • 6-3: Trunking—Covers the method for extending a VLAN beyond the boundaries of a single switch through tagging mechanisms.
  • 6-4: VLAN Trunking Protocol—Describes the Cisco proprietary protocol for maintaining a forwarding path between switches that are trunking and how to prune for unused VLANs.
  • 6-5: GVRP—Explains the industry standard process management of traffic across trunk links and how to maintain VLANs on switches for forwarding purposes.
  • 6-6: Private VLANs—Explains the feature that allows for more granular traffic control within the VLAN using the private VLAN structure.

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