STP Logical Interfaces, virtual ports

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Oct 29th, 2007
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As you probably know one have to take in account the max available numbers of virtual ports and logical interfaces for Spanning Tree when designing a switched network based on catalyst 6500's. Does somebody know if you also have these parameters if you're designing a network based on 4500's or 3750 stacks? And where to find it on the Cisco site


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mchin345 Fri, 11/02/2007 - 07:34
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Number of VLANs and SVI supported per catalyst family is not always the same. For example a switch may support 256 VLAN , but only 64 SVIs.

cisco cat switches support up to 4096 VLANs depending on the platform and software version.

Cat 6500 -- max No -4094.

Cat 4500 -- max No - 4094.

Cat 3750 -- max No -1005.

aboelhouwers Fri, 11/02/2007 - 07:52
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My issue deals with Spanning Tree Protocol or better the scalability of STP. see the following document:

For choosing the right spanning tree protocol (RPVST+ or MST) you have to take logical interfaces and virtual ports into account on the 6500 platform. But what if you decide to use a different platform, for instance a 3750 stack.




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