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Cisco switch - How to find the VTP server from the VTP Client?

By tonylewis ·
I had a question on the CCNA exam that I didn't know how to find: I was given a diagram of a switch network and 1 of the 5 questions asked "Which switch is the VTP server." I only had access to a console connected to one of the VTP Clients so I ran "Sho VTP status". However, I did not see anywhere that it would tell me which switch in the network is acting as the vtp server. Any ideas how I could have figured that out?

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I figured it out...

by tonylewis In reply to Cisco switch - How to fin ...

After I did a Show VTP Status, the bottom of the display shows the IP address of the VTP server that updated the VLANS. I then did a Show CDP Neighbors Detail which allowed me to see the IP and Hostname of the neighbors. By matching the IP gathered during VTP Status with the IP in CDP neighbors detail, I was able to see the hostname of the Switch acting as VTP Server.

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