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RSTP-MSTP-STP between 4208 and two 2824 switchs

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RSTP-MSTP-STP between 4208 and two 2824 switchs

Hi Chaps,


Needs some advice on deploying a new switch which will be replacing a HP 4000m.


The network is very basic, not VLANs and just a single subnet for a MS windows network.


Currently :


2 x HP 2824 units for Servers in Server Room.

1 x HP 4000m in Comms Room for all PC’s


Both 2824’s are linked to the  4000m by trunks ( 2 network cables per trunk )

STP is on for all.


We now need to replace the 4000m with a 4208vl.


I understand we enable MSTP on 4208.


The 2824 units are currently set to RSTP, is the compatible? What should I be doing here ?


I’ve also been told I should Ensure all link ports are set to NO for Auto-Edge-Ports and all PC’s should be set to “Admin-edge-port”


We basically want to enable STP for all switches to stops any loops, but not to sure on MSTP/RSTP and STP ?


Is there anything else I should be doing too.