I am running Cisco switches running PVST with a switch that does not do PVST. When STP is turned on on all switches, the non Cisco switch is essentially transparent to the Cisco switches as far as STP is concerned (the per VLAN BPDUs are simply forwarded by the swtich). The only VLAN instance they interoperate on is VLAN1, which is not useful.
Is there any way to essentially turn off Per VLAN STP behavior on a Cisco switch? What is common solution to interoperate a Cisco switch with one that does not understand per VLAN STP?