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Author Topic: topology  (Read 3214 times)


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« on: July 21, 2009, 11:49:49 PM »

Is it possible to work properly if the intrerswitch ports are configured as trunks, tagged vlan's members with stp enabled?



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Re: topology
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 10:42:52 AM »

Yes, however I would be careful to note that straight STP is not a VLANs best friend.  Vanilla STP will fail to differentiate between VLANs and will ignore them in it's tree. MSTP is the correct pick if your equipment supports it.

Also, I would run your uplinks to two equidistant switches in your topology, not 2 to the centre of your ring, this concentrates your failure points unesccesarrily.  sw2 and sw4 would be my choice.  That said a true mesh will always be the surest method where available.
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