J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
STP training course contents
What is 802.1D, what is STP, resilience, broadcast storms, forwarding and blocking, single path.
Hands on: Impact of broadcast storms, enabling disabling STP.
STP frames, BPDUs, root bridge election, blocked ports, root ports, designated ports. STP path costs.
Hands on: Analysing STP, troubleshooting implications.
Hello timer, Forward delay timer, max age timer, Topology Change Notification (TCN) BPDU.
Hands on: STP convergence.
STP enhancements and tuning
Bridge ID, Bridge priority, port priority, 30 second delay, Edge ports, PortFast, root guard, loop guard, BPDU guard.
Hands on: Root bridge positioning, improving STP convergence.
802.1w, Improvements, convergence times. RSTP bridge port roles, RSTP switch port states. Edge ports, link ports.
Hands on: RSTP configuration and convergence.
VLANs and STP
Access/untagged ports, trunk/tagged ports, PVST, PVST+, RPVST, MISTP, MSTP and 802.1s. MSTP BPDUs. Instances, Load balancing, impact on CPU.
Hands on: MSTP load balancing.
Regions, Virtual bridges, domains.
Hands on: STP, RSTP and MSTP interoperation.
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