MST Migration

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Apr 21st, 2008

Hi there, any know any large enterprise or ISP migrate from PVST+ to MST? We carry a large number of VLANs/trunk and am concerned about exceeding the max stp logical ports.

I have this problem too.
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didyap Fri, 04/25/2008 - 11:48

Recommendations for 802.1q, PVST+, MST interoperability when connecting two devices via an 802.1q trunk, one device running PVST+ and one running MST the Following guidelines should be followed:

Make sure that the native vlan at both ends of the 802.1q trunk is the same

Make sure that the trunk is carrying vlan 1 (in order to have a common spanning tree)

Make sure that the native vlan of ports being connected by the trunk is vlan 1

Connect PVST+ devices to the MST cloud always using trunks never using access ports.

It is important to ensure that the native vlan be vlan 1 to avoid confusion about the root election on the native VLAN.

It is important to connect to the MST cloud using trunks (of 802.1q type) because the "Cisco PVST+

802.1q BPDUs" need to be tunneled on the Common Spanning Tree and the Common Spanning Tree can only be build by carrying VLAN 1.


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