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Nexus 5Ks Reporting TCNs from Nortel/HP C-GbE2

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Nexus 5Ks Reporting TCNs from Nortel/HP C-GbE2

We have discovered Nortel/HP C-GbE2 switches on our network are sending spanning tree Topology Change Notifications (TCN). The HP switches only have servers connected and no other switches leading to any other network segment so we are not clear why the switches are sending spanning tree TCNs every second. We do not have a support contract. Is it possible to talk to a techical expert about this device?


Model: Nortel: HP ProLiant BL p-Class C-GbE2 Interconnect Switch (336181-001)


I found the attached document which talks about diabling spanning-tree (page 5-6) in Cisco environment but wanted to consult with an expert before proceding.


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