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VTP Configuration Sim

June 25th, 2011 in LabSim Go to comments




Answer and Explanation

If you are not sure about VTP, please read my VTP tutorial

The question states we can’t access the router so we can only get required information from switch building_1. Click on the PC connected with switch building_1 (through a console line) to access switch building_1’s CLI. On this switch use the show running-config command:

building_1#show running-config


Next use the show vtp status command to learn about the vtp domain on this switch

building_1#show vtp status


(Notice: the IP address, IP default-gateway and VTP domain name might be different!!!)

You should write down these 3 parameters carefully.

Configuring the new switch
+ Determine and configure the IP host address of the new switch

The question requires “for the switch host address, you should use the last available IP address on the management subnet”. The building_1 switch’s IP address, which is, belongs to the management subnet.

Increment: 32 (because 224 = 1110 0000)
Network address:
Broadcast address:

->The last available IP address on the management subnet is and it hasn’t been used (notice that the IP address of Fa0/1 interface of the router is also the default gateway address

Also notice that the management IP address of a switch should be configured in Vlan1 interface. After it is configured, we can connect to it via telnet or SSH to manage it.

Switch2#configure terminal
Switch2(config)#interface Vlan1
Switch2(config-if)#ip address
Switch2(config-if)#no shutdown

+ Determine and configure the default gateway of the new switch

The default gateway of this new switch is same as that of building_1 switch, which is

Switch2(config)#ip default-gateway

+ Determine and configure the correct VTP domain name for the new switch

The VTP domain name shown on building_1 switch is 9tut so we have to use it in the new switch (notice: the VTP domain name will be different in the exam and it is case sensitive so be careful)

Switch2(config)# vtp domain 9tut

+ Configure the new switch as a VTP client

Switch2(config)#vtp mode client

We should check the new configuration with the “show running-config” & “show vtp status”; also try pinging from the new switch to the the default gateway to make sure it works well.

Finally save the configuration

Switch2#copy running-config startup-config

You can download this sim and practice it with Packet tracer here. If you have any problem with this file you can download another version of this sim here.

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  1. sadtester1
    August 1st, 2013

    Got this today, failed exam, pretty sure if got this sim right, as i went back into switch and checked that my config was saved, asked for last aval. i feel there were some new things on this test vs last time i took a month or so ago that were not here or in heavy mod. 3rd time’s a charm i guess.

  2. Selasi1696
    August 2nd, 2013

    @ anonymous.. I am think the question that comes to mind would be what was the Subnetmask.. give on the question you are inquiring about.

  3. imcreations
    August 5th, 2013

    This question was there. Cheers !

  4. MO
    August 5th, 2013

    Just wrote my ICND2 today, and i got 902/1000.. This sim was in the exam.. Thanks to the 9tut team..

  5. max20
    August 7th, 2013

    Can someone please clarify if this earlier post is correct,”Today (8/7/2013) I got the same lab on my ICND2. But IP address was changed. subnet was used for management network. And ask to assign the first available IP address to building_2. was the default gatway for building 1 and it’s interface vlan 1 had the So I assign for building_2 interface vlan 1.”

    Can someone tell me please how to calculate the first available IP address of the management subnet to configure on the new switch?
    according to this post the first available IP to be used is, SHOULDN’T it be, if the management IP is, and the default gateway is

    the calculation would be:
    network number:
    broadcast number:

    if .128 is reserved for the management ip and .129 for the default gateway, logically it should be .130 used for the first available address, please i am new to this so somebody please clarify.

    Thank u

  6. TJ
    August 9th, 2013

    Re: Max20
    That”s what I’m seeing as well…right with u!

  7. max20
    August 9th, 2013

    I think I got it now, what the writer said was: ,”Today (8/7/2013) I got the same lab on my ICND2. But IP address was changed. subnet was used for management network. And ask to assign the first available IP address to building_2. was the default gateway for building 1 and it’s interface vlan 1 had the So I assign for building_2 interface vlan 1.”

    I think he wanted to say, the IP address of the MGMT subnet (interface VLAN1) was .130 therefore the network address would be .128 and the default gateway .129 and therefore since .129 is reserved for the DG, I skip it, and since .130 is used for the MGMT Vlan 1, skip it, and so .131 would be the first available address for the new switch. I think I understand now,sorry if I confused anyone.

  8. TJ
    August 10th, 2013

    Alright..got my glasses on now–bldg 1’s vlan 1 is .130, so next available option is .131 for bldg 2!

  9. max20
    August 10th, 2013

    This is an example from past exam, the IP addresses change for each exam so you must be prepared to face any question with different IP addresses. Don’t try to memorize the IP’s try to understand the concept.

    As far as the question is concerned, you still use the same DG for the configuration of the new switch. I just used the word ‘skip’ to point out the process in used in getting the first available ip address for the new switch, since the network address is .128, if you were to use the first address after .128 it would be .129 (same as the address for the DG) since it is reserved you don’t use it, then .130 is next (it’s also reserved because it’s the address for VLAN1 in the MGMT network) so the next available address left is .131

    Hope this helps!

  10. KetaSchoolBoy
    August 13th, 2013

    Had this question on ICND2 exam on saturday.. just different Ip address and DG

  11. Fail 804/825
    August 14th, 2013

    This is an example from past exam, the IP addresses change for each exam so you must be prepared to face any question with different IP addresses. Don’t try to memorize the IP’s try to understand the concept.

    As far as the question is concerned, you still use the same DG for the configuration of the new switch. I just used the word ‘skip’ to point out the process in used in getting the first available ip address for the new switch, since the network address is .128, if you were to use the first address after .128 it would be .129 (same as the address for the DG) since it is reserved you don’t use it, then .130 is next (it’s also reserved because it’s the address for VLAN1 in the MGMT network) so the next available address left is .131

    Hope this helps!

    ****** got the above ip info also on my test

    i could do a show vtp status on the sw i just added and it received the vlan information from the other sw. The ip the sw had received the vlans from also matched the ip of the first SW. i had the domain name mercy in and set up the new switch as a client.

    on the topic configure verify and troubleshoot a switch with vlans and interswitch communication i got a 73%….im not sure why im not getting full credit. i did a show vlan brief and noticed i got vlan 10 and vlan 20 to cross over to my new switch.

    the only issue i noticed with mine was that my vlan 1 was down/down even after doing a no shut…when you do a show ip int brief it listed it in a down down status…..even though i could still ping the router default gateway. i got onto the int vlan1 and did a no shut but when i did a show ip int brief. it still showed it in a down down.

    im not sure why i didnt get a 100% in this area. i used the right ip scheme “first availiable” like everyone else here my 129 was the DGW and the 130 was the ip of SW1 so i had to use the next one .131 as the ip for my new switch.

  12. fail
    August 15th, 2013

    i just dont know why my vlan1 on switch 2 did not come up it was in a down down even though you do show vtp status and the ip it copied the vlans over from was correct.

  13. fail
    August 15th, 2013

    was there an issue with anyones trunk link for some reason i could ping the DFG from R1 but i couldnt bring vlan1 up even tho it copied the vlans over from sw1. i dont know i got 74% in this area i maybe missed some multiple choice Q

  14. max20
    August 15th, 2013


    You must have configured everything correctly. But also bear in mind that the results in each section are not cumulative. It is possible you missed a couple of multiple choice questions.

  15. fail
    August 15th, 2013

    i probably did i can think of some that i may have missed

  16. shaku
    August 19th, 2013

    944/1000 this one was on mine today. Thank you 9tut. This helped so much.

  17. Anonymous
    August 19th, 2013

    download latest dumps from
    9 t u t . w e e b l y . c o m

  18. Anonymous
    August 21st, 2013

    Pass with 944. There are a few questions not on this site. Just know your stuff. Had VTP and Frame Relay SIM.

  19. ASD
    August 23rd, 2013

    hey congratulations can u tell me which exam u did?old one or new one?

  20. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2013

    I got this sim on my icnd2 exam today. make sure you know this..

  21. BINARYlad
    August 24th, 2013

    @ NeedHelp use Cisco packet tracer. It’s free. Search for it. Then download packet tracer files from various places including here. Not all sims have them but some do. This one does.

  22. Paulus
    August 25th, 2013

    Had this on my exam 23/8. Passed 916. Cheers to all on here Great work.
    Studied with cisco press book, nuggets and 9tut.

  23. Janobi
    August 28th, 2013

    Had this today 😀

    Passed with 874

  24. Anonymous
    August 31st, 2013

    Passed Today 916 VTP SIM was there

  25. Kodi
    August 31st, 2013

    Passed with 888 all because of this question. :)

  26. Sameer
    August 31st, 2013
  27. Sameer
    August 31st, 2013

    Cheat Sheet for IP address calculations


  28. kericek
    September 1st, 2013

    hello, had this sim on Friday, but no Default-Gateway and no info about Vlan1 in show running-config…

    see related discussion here, for same issue https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/22722 ,

    is there some show commands to show Default Gateway, if not accessible router, not accessible command line from PC
    (also Default-Gateway was not found under Vlan1 settings, there I could find only SW1 Vlan IP and subnet)
    and no info in start and run in SW1? any ideas?

  29. Anonymous
    September 2nd, 2013

    well I had the same LAB yesterday and it had default-gateway and everything, for default gateway you may check SH IP ROUTE and it will show you everything, I cleared my exam with 944/1000 Alhamdullilah

  30. BINARYlad
    September 6th, 2013

    Passed CCNA today with 916.

    This Sim was on.
    The default gateway was given in Show Run.
    VTP domain name was mercy.
    No VTP password set.
    Was instructed to use last available address for VLAN 1 IP address. Which ended up actually being the last available address. I know in some versions of this the last host address is used by something else.

    Frame Relay Sim was also there.

    VLSM drag and drop was there.

    OSPF teslet was in there. 4 questions on a given network diagram.
    – Know Hello and Dead timers need to be same for neighbours to form for one of the questions.
    – Know how DR is elected. 1.Priority,2.Loopback, 3.Highest active interface.
    -Know setting priority to Zero stops a router becoming a DR
    -Basically read the OSPF section of this site!

    Study CCNA Nuggest, Train Signal, 9Tut (every page!) Use Packet tracer with SIMS available from this site. There is a link to a zip file that has a load if them in. Find it. Get it and use Latest version of Packet tracer….

    Hope this helps.


  31. islam hasabo
    September 8th, 2013

    Just passed 986, 9tut and heavymod dumps are sufficient to pass with a high score, thnx 9tut.

  32. Amin
    September 9th, 2013

    Just passed 860/ I got this, same last available IP.

  33. jonas
    September 12th, 2013

    Dear 9tut page, Today I entered in 9tut.com and it was correctly the link, now I cant accesss with this error “Error establishing a database connection” I need urgently access to practice all points of 640-802 examen practice labs questions and beacuse I have my exam the next week and I cannot belive that the link is down, please help meeee !!!!!!

  34. Squerrl
    September 16th, 2013

    Had this question on test last week. Ran into an issue though. When i clicked on the console for switch 2, it came up as router. couldnt make any changes or exit.
    Anyone else see this issue?

  35. Fel
    September 16th, 2013

    Passed Today 916 VTP SIM was there

  36. ROSS
    September 16th, 2013


  37. T-man
    September 17th, 2013

    This question was on the exam today. I passed w/ 846 and I had six simulation questions.

  38. Bo dam
    September 18th, 2013

    VTP lab always have all the CCNA exam. Note configure VLANs, trunking, VTP, routing intervlan. Reference in site: http://thietbivienthongbachkhoa.com/Default.asp?mod=NewsCatalog&action=list&newstype=83&temp=Vertuvn_vn&Object=1&ItemID=83&Language=vn
    there are many posts about routing CCNA R&S (CCNA5.0) cpnfig OSPF ..

  39. Flova
    September 18th, 2013

    T-man – 6 Sims on your test? Isn’t that more that 9tut.net has for ICND2?

  40. venomxX
    September 19th, 2013

    Thank you so much for making this available on Packet Tracer!!!! 😀

  41. TrickedbyCisco
    September 19th, 2013

    Fail. Took the supposed ICND2 640-816 today and there was nothing like the material contained on this site. No VTP, No VLSM, No Drags and Drop (except 1, had Split Horizon), no ACL or NAT. It was all about SNMP and Netflow. 2 Different SIMS OSPF and EIGRP (not on this site or dump) A lot IPV6. I nailed ICND1 exam but this wasnt the test I prepared for. Please reply.

  42. Cyberwiz
    September 20th, 2013

    I took test did not pass. I was not ready. Test is fast paced so you have to know it and can’t hesitate. My score was not too bad considering I did not finish and left 10 questions. My IP’s were as follows: Gateway was the old switch was The said to assign the new switch the highest IP address. Since the range was from to, the VLAN 1 address on the new switch was I could not get my ports to come up no matter what. Trying it again soon.

  43. Nap Tee
    September 20th, 2013

    Is icnd2 640-816 the same questions as icnd 200-101? Please help. We went to book the exam and the only option was 200-101.

  44. dvr
    September 20th, 2013

    Always has a VTP lab in the CCNA exam. Note: basic configuration, administration, VLANs, trunking, VTP, intervlan routing. VTP lab reference here:

  45. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2013

    Cycerwiz , did you do a no shutdown on the ports ?

  46. bola.
    September 21st, 2013

    hi guys were the all questions multiple choice, and how many questions were on the ccna exam? thanks

  47. Rafi
    September 22nd, 2013

    I got this question today…..2nd question….passed with 972 score.

  48. Varun
    September 23rd, 2013

    Passed today with 944 !! this VTP one came with different addressing. Thanks heaps everyone

  49. SL_kumara
    September 23rd, 2013

    passed today. had this VTP labsim with different addresses

  50. Ali
    September 23rd, 2013

    Passed today with 846. This sim was there, and i had a major issue with it. The running-config command on the console wasn’t working, therefore couldn’t go any further. Thankfully, i was still able to clear the test.
    Any idea what i could have done differently?

  51. cb
    September 24th, 2013

    Ali- I took the test today as well and passed. I had this sim as well. I at first was in rush mode,and tried the running config without being enabled and sat there with a stupid look on my face before realizing that I hadnt enabled and that you had to do it from privileged mode. I then took a deep breath haha.

    9Tut – This site is a true life saver. I have a background, and have been networking for a while but have never had to do routers because of the world I live in they are managed else where. Without this test things would have been a lot harder. I recommend this site and cbt nuggets, and just spending some time on youtube. Dan has some great courses.

    Good Luck every one.

  52. sikson
    September 24th, 2013

    hey gays i have schedule for icnd2 tomorrow any advice or something to take note on.
    thanks indvance

  53. esther
    September 25th, 2013

    passed with 944 today. i thank God.

  54. optimistic_tester1
    September 25th, 2013

    failed on 3rd attempt, on this SIM (VTP) i got a weird error, something about the “default-gateway command not being avilable at this time”, it took me a while to get it to accept, it asked for the first aval ip, the default gateway was the first switch was .2 so i used .3, not sure how i failed studied for months, pass Heaveymod everytime, studied 9tut, scored %67 on the “Config and verify vlans”. %100 on implemnt IP, 33% on ACL which i new was my weekness.

  55. helaya
    September 26th, 2013

    This was in my exam… thank you very much for you great help… God bless you…

  56. AJ
    September 26th, 2013

    Hi Guys, Gave my ICND2 today and passed with 986/1000. I had VTP and Frame Relay (Note: In frame-relay, show run command was disabled to find out default encapsulation for serial interface. So I had to use Show Interface Serial 0/1 to get encapsulation details.
    Will be donating to this site for continues support…
    Goodluck 

  57. Ruben
    September 26th, 2013

    Could anyone explain the complete frame relay question? Thx

  58. willy
    September 26th, 2013

    I just passed the test. Had this sim and the frame relay.I’m glad I came across this site. I studied most the questions here.Had only 5 days to study but was able to get 930.I also used the icnd2 dump by anonymnus

  59. ROSS
    September 26th, 2013

    i just had my exam passed with 868/1000. thanks 9tut. for the sims question.

  60. ROSS
    September 26th, 2013

    This is for Bola. the exam is 50questions with 3 sims. but you have to study hard if not the questions will be confusing. good luck!!!!!!!1

  61. Thyreme
    September 27th, 2013

    Had this sim on today’s exam. Nailed it with 888/1000. Thanks to 9tut, CBT Nuggets, CiscoPress, HeavyMod.

  62. Jo
    September 30th, 2013

    Hmm… Cant get this SIM or others to run on packet tracker 5.0.
    Only one I can get to open is the NAT sim. The others give me errors or crash PT upon opening..
    Getting PT v5.3 and 4.11 now…hopefully it’ll work.

  63. Jo
    September 30th, 2013

    ok…Got this SIM to open with PT5.3. Others still wont open. Hopefully the older 4.11 will fix that.

  64. HappyDude
    September 30th, 2013

    Just passed my ICND 2! Got a little over 880 =D
    Got the VTP config sim only. The other sim was the frame relay config confirmation.

    Other than that there were like 3 simlets ranging from OSPF, proper addressing, etc.

    Anyways, the site was very helpful in terms of practice. Congrats to all other last minute CCNAs!

  65. dstrbd
    September 30th, 2013

    Sims and tutorials here are very helpful to got my CCNA on the very last day.

    Cheers to 9tut and the cisco pipz here

  66. Morcegao
    October 1st, 2013

    Passed on my ICND2 yesterday :)
    Thank you 9tut!!!!

  67. SS
    October 3rd, 2013

    Passed my ICND 2 on the 28th of Sept, this lab was on it. Excellent website and along with VCE dumps, didnt come see any question that i hadnt seen before. Next step will probably be CCNA Voice and then CCNP Voice. Im glad i passed before the change in exam.

  68. Router47
    October 4th, 2013

    So building_2 is where the “new” switch is placed?

    It’s NOT talking about a third switch/building here?

  69. bbk
    December 17th, 2013

    i am an Indian……. if any1 of u gave exam in India …would u plz tell me how much exam cost u in rupees????? because yesterday i register for exam …that time exchange rate was 62.54… but they charge me 66 rs. 66*150=9900…. is it ok??? plz guide…

  70. Ciscoita
    March 28th, 2014

    Anyone still getting this lab in the EXAM ICND 2 ?? Thanks guys i would really appreciate it if you tell me.


  71. tscib87
    March 31st, 2014

    just scheduled icnd1 for june, i have ben using this site and cbt nuggets, are there any other sites you folks have used that have been beneficial

  72. NetworkPro
    April 2nd, 2014

    Taking ICND2 200-101 tomorrow to try and rap up my CCNA! Here we go!

  73. Anthony
    April 8th, 2014

    All you have to do is reference Cisco’s own homepage to see what content is still on the exam:


    VTP, ACLs, and NAT have been completely removed.

  74. mike
    April 11th, 2014

    i passed ICND1 back in July and have the ICND2 set for Monday.
    This website was hugely helpful for ICND1, but you do need to revise also. get a book. also, well worth checking examcollection.com…you need to d/l a bit of software to view the huge number of past (and present) exam questions for ICND1, ICNd2 and the full CCNA, but it’s well worth the £20.
    hopefully that site and this one will also stand me in good stead for the ICND2 next week!

  75. dERP
    April 22nd, 2014

    examcollection.com should be free. all of the tests are up to date, no spending required.

  76. GoodHeart
    April 30th, 2014
  77. Matt
    July 16th, 2014


    Exam chert.com says 49.99 for icnd2 test. Do you have the files to share?

  78. Anonymous
    November 5th, 2014

    are there vtp questions on the new icnd 2?

  79. BillyBob
    November 12th, 2014

    Very interesting, I didnt know that VTP configuration is not stored in NVRAM! so when you do a ‘show run’ on building 1, you can’t see any VTP configuration, you have to use show vtp status. If you have VTP mode set to transparent (like switch 2 is initially) then that is stored in the running config!

  80. Anonymous
    November 29th, 2014

    This stuff is GOLD. Thanks. Re-sitting again; expiration of ccna in Feb. Thankyou all contributers and moderators.

  81. Anonymous
    January 5th, 2015

    New dump questions please, amanimtae@yahoo.com

  82. Anonymous
    January 8th, 2015

    Can I get the ICND 2 dump questions and a good exam simulator to use it with? knighten1974@yahoo.com

  83. Nic
    February 20th, 2015

    Hi Zain , Is there a possibility that you will share that file for the new exam please
    Thank you and much appreciated.

  84. Bob
    May 11th, 2015

    Passed ICND2 today.
    No NAT, VTP, IPv6, ACLs multiple choice questions or Labsims at all.
    Mostly EIGRP, OSPF, frame relay, STP, VLAN and Port security questions.
    Had EIGRP, OSPF and Frame relay Labsims
    Good luck.

  85. Rahman
    May 13th, 2015

    Bob , Do you have Dump questions For CCNA exam??

  86. Jane
    June 26th, 2015

    The practice sim isn’t working in Packet Tracer. Please addvise

  87. Jane
    June 26th, 2015

    Also, the link to the older version isn’t working either. Please advise as I would like to practice for the exam. Thanks in advance

  88. Anonymous
    June 26th, 2015

    just follow the link for dumps
    wurl. cc/dumps

  89. khaliq
    July 11th, 2015

    I have passed the CCNA just two days ago, all the question was from 9tut there is no need to buy dumps or to read any other website. my score was 973 out of 1000.
    thanks 9tut

  90. Jay
    August 4th, 2015

    Passed ICND2 today, this sim was not on the exam.
    Had EIGRP, OSPF and Frame Relay sims.

  91. Cyo
    August 8th, 2015

    Thanks, khaliq & Jay!

  92. Anonymous
    September 7th, 2015

    all pkt files are not opening, is there specific version of packet tracer or files are not ok ???

  93. 9tut
    September 7th, 2015

    @Anonymous: Please at least Packet Tracer v5.3.3 to open them. Or we recommend you to use Packet Tracer v6.1 (newest one).

  94. Joel
    September 16th, 2015

    Im heading for ICND 2 soonest. I have a question. Is there any difference btw configuring vtp through privilege config mode (Switch#vlan database) command and going tru the global config command(Switch(config)#vtp mode ?). Also is there any difference btw “write memory” and copy “running-config startup-config”

  95. TG-ROOT
    February 29th, 2016

    Before entering VTP commands, shouldn’t you go into VLAN configuration mode with following command:
    Router# vlan database

    see ref: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/lan-switching/vtp/98154-conf-vlan.html

  96. cp3
    March 21st, 2016

    Can some send me the last dump {email not allowed}

  97. Anonymous
    April 14th, 2016

    Can someone send me the latest ICND2 dump? Thanks

    pzzza1234 at gmail dot com

  98. Dexter
    May 12th, 2016

    Is this lab only for ICDN2 or also for 200-120?

  99. WilliamSiny
    May 20th, 2016

    I truly appreciate this forum post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more. Kelso

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