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V-62205

The layer 2 switch must have the default VLAN pruned from all trunk ports that do not require it.

Finding ID
SRG-NET-000512-L2S-000009
Rule ID
SV-76695r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-NET-000512
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 needs to 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, thereby influencing control-plane stability and therefore STP stability for all other VLANs.

Fix Text

Best practice for VLAN-based networks is to prune unnecessary trunk links from gaining access to the default VLAN and to ensure that frames belonging to the default VLAN do not traverse trunks not requiring frames from the VLAN.

Check Content

Review the switch configuration and verify that the default VLAN is pruned from trunk links that do not require it. If the default VLAN is not pruned from trunk links that should not be transporting frames for the VLAN, this is a finding.