RSTP convergence

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Aug 5th, 2008
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I have a server farm setup of four 6500 switches. They are running RSTP. The spanning-tree is not currently optimized for some server VLANs and I am planning to configure RSTP Primary and Secondary.

Considering that RSTP has fast convergence (2 sec in theory) would there be an impact to server connectivity for the VLANs if I change spanning tree priority for these switches?

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4rmorris Tue, 08/05/2008 - 16:15
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I've done this kind of work with minimal impact, although I have found a brief (less than 5 second) pause for some devices as the spanning tree recalculates. I wouldn't do this to a production server farm during busy hours though :)

Good luck,


lamav Tue, 08/05/2008 - 16:36
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Get a maintenance window and do it then.



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