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I'm drawing a blank with spanning tree at the moment.
All ports would be configured as trunks. I have access switches downstream from L3_SW_01 and L3_SW_02 which are trunked rather than routed. With respect to the attached diagram, would I be creating a loop for the native VLAN 1?
I would like to use HSRP on the LAN and DMZ interfaces of the Edge routers for redundancy which is why I proposed the use of sub-interfaces.
Can the native vlan be specified per trunk, or is it global to the switch/router?
Would routed connections between the L3_Switches and Edge routers be more appropriate?
Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.
native VLan concept applies to 802.1Q trunks only.
the default native vlan is 1 for all trunks.
This configuration can be overriden on a per link basis with
switchport trunk native vlan xx
both ends of a single link have to agree on the native vlan identity.
STP BPDus for the native Vlan are sent by PVST as original 802.1D STP frames all other STP per vlan instances use the Cisco proprietary format.
see this very useful best practice
about links between L3_switches and edge routers:
you can think of using L3 routed links as a way to provide more security.
Hope to help