Question about VTP

DaveKall42 used Ask the Experts™
I am about to replace a Cisco core switch. It is also the VTP server. If I make sure all the vlans are identical to the old switch should there be any issues when I make the new switch the VTP server with the correct domain?  Is there a best way to do this?
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Since you are using the switch as a vtp server I assume that you have multiple switches on the network. IF all of the other switches on the network are configured as clients, then your suggested method will work. If however you have ate-least one more switch on network configured as a server, then you may just replace the switch with the new one, it will learn the VLANs from the other server and then after the vlans are learnt you may set the new switch as the server.

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