The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) dates from 1985. This course explores the technologies that can be used as an alternative to STP, including FabricPath, SPB and TRILL.
Layer 2 versus Layer 3, STP problems: One path, convergence, MAC explosion, STP alternatives.
802.1D, how STP works, root bridge, convergence times, single path.
802.1w, Improvements, convergence times.
802.3ad, Multi system Link aggregation.
Concepts, Discovery, topology exchange, flooding. Changes for TRILL, FabricPath and SPB.
Overview, architecture, control plane protocols, DRAP, STP interactions, packet forwarding, configuration.
Concepts, RBridge, TRILL frames, control plane, data plane, learning MAC addresses.
802.1aq, Node ID, Backbone Edge Bridges, Backbone MAC address, customer MACs, I-SID, forwarding database.
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This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.