Lab Objective:

The objective of this lab exercise is for you to learn and understand how to configure RPVST Spanning Tree protocol. By default, RPVST converges much faster than traditional STP.

Lab Purpose:

Rapid PVST configuration is a fundamental skill. RPVST converges much faster than traditional Spanning-Tree protocol. As a Cisco engineer, as well as in the Cisco CCNA exam, you will be expected to know how to configure RPVST.

Certification Level:

This lab is suitable for both CCENT and CCNA certification exam preparation

Lab Difficulty:

This lab has a difficulty rating of 4/10

Readiness Assessment:

When you are ready for your certification exam, you should complete this lab in no more than 10 minutes

Lab Topology:

Please use the following topology to complete this lab exercise:


Task 1:

Configure a hostname on switches 1 and 2 as illustrated in the topology diagram above.

Task 2:

Configure and verify Sw1 as a VTP Server switch and configure Sw2 as a VTP Client switch. Both switches should be in the VTP domain named CISCO. Secure VTP messages with the password CISCO.

Task 3:

Configure and verify FastEthernet0/1 between Sw1 and Sw2 as an 802.1q trunk.

Task 4:


Configure and verify VLANs 10, 20, 30 and 40 on Sw1 with the names provided above. Validate that these VLANs are still propagated to Sw2 after VTP has been secured.

Task 5:

Verify that the switches are running in Per-VLAN Spanning Tree mode. This is the default mode for switches.

Task 6:

Update your switch to a Spanning Tree mode that ensures the fastest convergence for the Layer 2 network and verify your configuration.