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Introduction

If VLANs are configured on one switch (Switch1) and this switch is subsequently connected to another switch (Switch2) using a port channel, the VLANs configured on Switch1 are visible as well if the console cable is plugged to Switch2. However, the ports assigned to VLANs by Switch1 are not visible, while viewing the configuration of Switch2.

Question

Is it possible to view the configuration of the ports of all switches in the network by plugging the console cable to one switch like this is the case for VLANs?

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  • What model of switch are you using? – Ron Trunk Jun 16 '14 at 16:48
  • cisco 3560 Layer 3 – 030 Jun 16 '14 at 16:50
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No it isn't. The reason why you can see VLANs on both switches is VTP (VLAN Trunk Protocol)

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Is it possible to view the configuration of the ports of all switches in the network by plugging the console cable to one switch

As they are independent, free-standing switches, No. If they were in a stack or cluster, then the answer most likely would be yes -- they'd all appear as one switch.

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    Cisco 3560 can't be stacked. – Jens Link Jun 16 '14 at 17:39
  • or cluster -- 'tho the 3560's clustering is a joke. – Ricky Jun 16 '14 at 21:51
  • The Cisco cluster mechanism doesn't really address the "configure all ports from one switch" as you need to connect to each switch individually (through the master). It just allows for the use of a single IP address for management. – YLearn Jun 17 '14 at 15:56
  • CNA is also a webapp. (see also: "joke") – Ricky Jun 17 '14 at 18:01

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