Maximum # of Consecutive Ethernet switches in series you can install?

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mahmoodmkl Fri, 11/10/2006 - 23:06
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As per cisco i think the network diameter should not increase by 7.



amit-singh Sat, 11/11/2006 - 09:31
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Recommended consideration when designing the network with STP is not more than 7 hops. On the default timers parameters STP is expected to work fine till 7 hops. Beyond 7 hops the STP will work but it might bit a little hard to predict the behaviour of the STP, which might result in a lots of network problems. From an individual switch perspective like from the root bridge the STP diameter should not be more than 7 hops away.


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