Multiple VTP Domains
Posted on 2005-03-01
OK Maybe I'd asking in the wrong area, so I ask this in the networking area.
Here is a situation -
I need to setup a test lab that is totally seperate from out corporate network.
I have a 3550 with EMI so I can do inter-vlan routing.
I'm planning to have my own VTP domain, so I can manage my own VLANs and for the future need, we probably need about 100 VLANs and add more switches. But for what they told me is that there is a fiber already pulled between the lab switch and the corporate closet, they told my that I need to trunk up the switch from the test lab to one of the switch from the corporate side (the corporate side has its own VTP domain). Few questions I had:
1. Can the switch handle multiple VTP domains?
2. Is there an issue if both VTP domains have same VLAN ID? For example, let say corporate side has VLAN 111, and I also create a VLAN 111 on the lab switch with its own VTP domain.
3. Are there going to be any issue if IP addresses overlap both corporate side and the lab, even though they are on two different VTP domains? Example, corporate side has a VLAN 500 with network ID of 172.16.0.0 /16, and the Lab switch has a VLAN 200 with network ID of 172.16.1.0 /24?
Thanks in advance.