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RSTP and STP

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Chrisd13
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RSTP and STP

Hi everyone, I have a quick question regarding RSTP and STP.

We have 5x 5308xl switches and 7x 4000M legacy switches. We have RSTP enabled on the 5308xl switches and STP enabled on the 4000M switches. I will be making changes to tighten up the RSTP/STP configs.

My question is... on changing the Point-to-Point, Mcheck and Edge settings will the ports that are altered go offline for the changes to take effect? or can these changes be made without the traffic being interrupted on the uplink ports?

Cheers

Chris Davies
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Matt Hobbs
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Re: RSTP and STP

The changes will take effect immediately, but I would still organise a brief outage or test it in a lab environment before you make the changes. I would expect a spanning-tree topology change to occur which may interrupt your traffic flow for 30 seconds or so.
Chrisd13
Advisor

Re: RSTP and STP

Many thx for the response Matt. I will take the topology change in to account.

Best regards
Chris.