I'm getting ready to take the CCNP switch exam, and I have what may be an elementary question. In all the guides I've read, and lab manuals that I've used, anytime there are multiple switches that can be the possible root, the MAC address's are shown in a very simple format....such as aaaa:aaaa:aaaa or bbbb:bbbb:bbbb or some other such simple address thus making it obvious. How about in the real world, or on Cisco exams? Do you need to convert the entire address to be sure or just a portion?
Thanks in advance
MAC addresses are in hexadecimal format ranging from 0-9 and a-f. It's pretty much sequential from there.
A mac address of 0020.01cc.de23 is lower than 0021.01cc.de23. Another example would be 0000.c0a7.ffc2 is lower than 000.c0a7.ffc3
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