OK – So here we go! The advanced Spanning Tree Protocol. Initially it was kind of simple to keep everything in line – Portfast, Uplinkfast, Backbonefast and it was clear and then came the chaos! BPDU Guard, Root Guard, Loop Guard, BPDU Filtering – and so on. But I held on in there and I think I’ve got the best out of the reading I could for now.
The hardest part of this chapter was the whole RSTP, PVST, PVST+ & RPVST+ business – I mean what the heck. I’ll surely have to go over these again and put together . . . → Read More: SWITCH Study Notes – Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol & Etherchannel
Below are notes from the Spanning Tree basics chapter. Maybe it's just me but STP seems just as troublesome as it is useful. The advanced chapter didnt seem to let up at all, I still felt like there was a lot to digest. Luckily enough though I was able to move on without any "huh?" moments. But I never feel comfortable with just that – My feeling (with Cisco/networking/IT stuff) is that I've never really learned something until I've planned, implemented and debugged it several times – I think we all feel this way.
As I said I'm catching up . . . → Read More: SWITCH Study Notes – Spanning Tree Protocol Basics STP