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RSTP to 4000M

Mika Harkonen
Occasional Visitor

RSTP to 4000M

Is it possible to get Rapid spanning tree feature to Procurve 4000M?
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Arimo Laine_2
Valued Contributor

Re: RSTP to 4000M


Sorry, but no.

Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: RSTP to 4000M

To complete Arimo (welcome back !), you can get here all docs about your 4000M :



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Arimo Laine_2
Valued Contributor

Re: RSTP to 4000M

Thanks J :-)

Trusted Contributor

Re: RSTP to 4000M

1. Maybe they will in a new firmware revision. ~A~, ~J~: maybe we should push HP to release a new revision - I guess there is a huge number of 4000Ms installed and they should continue to support these machines.

2. Be careful with STP, though: HP network printers will be much slower - due to their powersave-on feature which shuts down the link to the SWT running STP. When a user will print, STP will put the newly-awaken printer's port from Disabled in Bloking, Listening, Learing and only then in Forwarding, and this process lasts ~50 seconds with the default STP parameters. So users will see a ~1 minute delay if they print at higher than 15 minutes intervals - default timer on most HP printers for entering powersave-on mode.