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Network redundancy is a key to maintaining network reliability. Msstp this sample chapter from Scaling Networks v6 Companion Guideexplore potential redundancy problems, symptoms, and protocols to manage them. Scaling Networks v6 Companion Guide. There have been several implementations of STP. In this section, you will learn how different varieties of spanning-tree protocols operate.
A network professional whose duties include switch administration may be required to decide which type of retp protocol to implement.
However, because there is only one root bridge, traffic for all VLANs flows over the same path, which can lead to suboptimal traffic flows. However, only one version can be active at any time. The original IEEE A network running This is accomplished by configuring one switch to be elected the root bridge for half of the VLANs in the network and a second switch to be elected the root bridge for the other half of the Xtp.
One spanning-tree instance for each VLAN maintained can mean a considerable waste of CPU cycles for all the switches in the network in addition to the bandwidth that is used for each instance to send its own BPDU. This is smtp only if a large number of Spt are configured. STP facilitates the logical loop-free path throughout the broadcast domain. The spanning tree is determined through the information learned by the exchange of the BPDU frames between the interconnected switches.
To facilitate the learning of the logical spanning tree, each switch port transitions through five possible port states and three BPDU timers. The spanning tree is determined immediately after a switch is finished booting up.
If a switch port transitions directly from the blocking state to the forwarding state without information about the full topology during the transition, the port can temporarily create a data loop. Table lists and explains the five port states. The port receives BPDU frames to determine the location and root ID of the root bridge switch and which port roles each switch port should assume in the final active STP topology.
STP has determined rshp the port can participate in frame forwarding according to the BPDU frames that the switch has received. The switch port receives BPDU frames, transmits its own BPDU frames, and informs adjacent switches that the switch port is preparing to participate in the active topology.
The port prepares to participate in frame forwarding and begins to populate the MAC address table. Table summarizes the port states which ensure that no loops are created during the creation of the logical spanning tree. Note that the number of ports in each of the various states blocking, listening, learning, or forwarding can be displayed with the show spanning-tree summary command. It elects one root bridge. Only one switch can act as the root bridge for a given VLAN.
The root bridge is the switch with the lowest bridge ID. On the root bridge, all ports are designated ports no root ports.
It selects the root port on each non-root bridge. The root port is the lowest-cost path from the non-root bridge to the root bridge, which indicates the direction of the best path to the root bridge. Root ports are normally in the forwarding state. It selects the designated port on each segment.
The designated port is selected on the switch that has the lowest-cost path to the root bridge. Designated ports are normally in the forwarding state and forwarding traffic for the segment.
It makes the remaining ports in the switched network alternate ports. Alternate ports normally remain in the blocking state to logically break the loop topology. When a port is pvstt the blocking state, it does not forward traffic, but it can still process received BPDU messages.
If no priority has been configured, every switch has the same default priority, and the election of the root bridge for each VLAN is based on the MAC address. Because the bridge ID is based on the lowest MAC address, the switch chosen to be root bridge might not be the most powerful or the most optimal switch. In some situations, an administrator may want a specific msyp to be selected as the root bridge.
This may be for a variety of reasons, including the following:. To manipulate the root-bridge election, assign a lower priority to the switch that should be selected as the root bridge for the desired VLAN s.
Difference Between RSTP and PVST
Most parameters have been left unchanged, so users who are familiar with STP can easily configure the new protocol. Figure shows a network running RSTP. S1 is rsfp root bridge, with two designated ports in a forwarding state. RSTP supports a new port type. Notice that there are no blocking ports.
Difference Between RSTP and PVST | Difference Between | RSTP vs PVST
RSTP does not have a blocking port state. RSTP defines port states as discarding, learning, or forwarding. RSTP speeds the recalculation of the spanning tree when the Layer 2 network topology changes. RSTP can achieve much faster convergence in a properly configured network—sometimes in as little as a few hundred milliseconds.
RSTP redefines the types of ports and their states. If a port is configured to be an alternate port or a backup port, it can immediately change to a forwarding state without waiting for the network to converge. RSTP is the preferred protocol for preventing Layer 2 loops in a switched network environment. Many of the differences were established by Cisco proprietary enhancements to the original These enhancements, such as BPDUs carrying and sending information about port roles only to neighboring switches, require no additional configuration and generally perform better than the earlier Cisco proprietary versions.
Much of the original For example, the RSTP spanning-tree algorithm elects a root bridge in exactly the same way as the original RSTP is able to actively confirm that a port can safely transition to the forwarding state without having to rely on a timer configuration.
However, a switch running RSTP can communicate directly with a switch running the original Protocol information can be immediately aged on a port if hello packets are not received for three consecutive hello times six seconds, by default or if the max age timer expires.
BPDUs are used as a keepalive mechanism. Therefore, three consecutively missed BPDUs indicate lost connectivity between a bridge and its neighboring root or designated bridge.
The fast aging of the information allows failures to be detected quickly. An RSTP edge port is a switch port that is never intended to be connected to another switch. It immediately transitions to the forwarding state when enabled. An edge port is directly connected to an end station and assumes that no switch device is connected to it. RSTP edge ports should immediately transition to the forwarding state, thereby skipping the time-consuming original Figure shows examples of ports that can be configured as edge ports.
Figure shows examples of ports that are non-edge ports.
Understanding Spanning Tree Protocols – STP, RSTP, MSTP
Configuring an edge port to be attached to another switch is not recommended. The link type provides a categorization for each port participating in RSTP by using the duplex mode on the port.
Depending on what is attached to each port, two different link types can be identified:. Point-to-point —A port operating in full-duplex mode typically connects a switch to a switch and is a candidate for a rapid transition to a forwarding state. Shared —A port operating in half-duplex mode connects a switch to a hub that attaches multiple devices. Figure displays the various RSTP port assignments.
The link type can determine whether the port can immediately transition to a forwarding state, assuming that certain conditions are met. These conditions are different for edge ports and non-edge ports. Non-edge ports are categorized into two link types: Figure Link Types. Edge port connections and point-to-point connections are candidates for rapid transition to a forwarding state.
However, before the link-type parameter is considered, RSTP must determine the port role. Root ports do not use the link-type parameter. Root ports are able to make a rapid transition to the forwarding state as soon as the port is in sync that is, receives a BPDU from the root bridge.
difference between STP, RSTP, PVST, PVS – Cisco Community
Designated ports make the most use of the link-type parameter. A rapid transition to the forwarding state for the designated port occurs only if the link-type parameter is set to point-to-point.
Sample Chapter is provided courtesy of Cisco Press. Contents Objectives Key Terms Introduction 3. Chapter Description Network redundancy is a key to maintaining network reliability. Varieties of Spanning Tree Protocols 3.
Types of Spanning Tree Protocols 3. The varieties of spanning-tree protocols include the following: Characteristics of the Spanning Tree Protocols 3. This version is slow to converge.
This design allows the spanning tree to be optimized for the traffic of each VLAN.
Convergence is per-VLAN and is slow, like This version addresses the convergence issues and the suboptimal traffic flow issues. It supports up to 16 instances of RSTP.