The limit of 7 hops in a switched network with STP enabled is a physical limit or may I have more than 7 hops simply by adjusting the max age and forward delay parameters?
>> may I have more than 7 hops simply by adjusting the max age and forward delay parameters?
yes you need to adjust because current settings use an hello time of 2 seconds and 7 hops
so the learning and forwaring times are set to
the max-age is set to 20
and so on
the spanning-tree root macro command accepts a diameter option that allows to specify the new diameter
Router(config-config)# spanning-tree mst instance_id root primary [diameter net_diameter [hello-time seconds]]
Hope to help