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V-101153

The Cisco switch must have the default VLAN pruned from all trunk ports that do not require it.

Finding ID
CISC-L2-000230
Rule ID
SV-110257r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-NET-000512-L2S-000009
CCI
CCI-000366
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The default VLAN (i.e., VLAN 1) is a special VLAN used for control plane traffic such as Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP). VLAN 1 is enabled on all trunks and ports by default. With larger campus networks, care must be taken about the diameter of the STP domain for the default VLAN. Instability in one part of the network could affect the default VLAN, influencing control-plane stability and therefore STP stability for all other VLANs.

Fix Text

Prune VLAN 1 from any trunk links as necessary: SW1(config)#int g0/2 SW1(config-if)#switchport trunk allowed vlan except 1 Verify that VLAN 1 is not allowed on the trunk link: SW1#show interfaces trunk Port Mode Encapsulation Status Native vlan Gi0/1 on 802.1q trunking 1 Gi0/2 on 802.1q trunking 1 Port Vlans allowed on trunk Gi0/1 1-998,1000-4094 Gi0/2 2-4094

Check Content

Review the switch configuration and verify that the default VLAN is pruned from trunk links that do not require it: SW1#show interfaces trunk Port Mode Encapsulation Status Native vlan Gi0/1 on 802.1q trunking 1 Gi0/2 on 802.1q trunking 1 Port Vlans allowed on trunk Gi0/1 1-998,1000-4094 Gi0/2 1-4094 If the default VLAN is not pruned from trunk links that should not be transporting frames for the VLAN, this is a finding.