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Bridge Priority

Hello again,

I just want to ask how can I configure bridge priority of a Cisco Switch. I have a Cisco 4506-e L3 Switch and I want it to be the root switch/bridge.

I also want to know if there are any bad effects or negative effects when I configure this to the Cisco 4506-e which also acts as a DHCP server and router for the whole LAN.

 

Thank you.

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You cannot set priority to 1.  Lowest (best) value is 4096, and increments by 4 K.

Hi mate,I was there before

Hi mate,

I was there before with setting priority as low as possible, I could think of -1 maybe :).

So spanning-tree vlan 1-4094 priority 8192 should do it for you for now. You always have to take care of your network and know what devices you add.

About DHCP server? It's probably a good idea, still if you a have down the tree (linear) topology it wouldn't matter that much where exactly is the root bridge.

Contrary it matters, when you start using multiple redundant path on your topology. Also don't forget updating each switch flavor to RSTP.

show interface ....

show interface .... switchport for the Vlan7 port what does it tell us?

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e.g.

#### Configuration only to be applied to ROOT ####

!

spanning-tree vlan 1-1004 priority 8192

 

Bad effects, no.

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Thanks for the Reply Mr.

Thanks for the Reply Mr. Joseph,

 

I just want to clarify something. What do you mean by this? :)

#### Configuration only to be applied to ROOT ####

What if I want to make a switch that is not a root to be THE root? In my case my DHCP server/L3 Switch. Maybe I want to make it a priority of 1?

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You cannot set priority to 1.  Lowest (best) value is 4096, and increments by 4 K.

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Mr Florin and Mr. Joseph, I

Mr Florin and Mr. Joseph,

 

I need your help. My network is messed up bigtime.

 

I have a port configured to access vlan 7 but its getting an IP from vlan 5. The Core Switch is acting as the DHCP server and is VTP status Server while the Server switch is connected to the Core Switch with VTP status transparent. Everything was normal before 2 weeks ago. But now I have to do ipconfig /release and renew or restart the computer to get the right IP. Can you please tell me whats going on.

I also checked the stp ports and when I check the Server Switch I saw that the interface was an access port.

I have attached some topology and screenshot of my switches. Thank you for your help.

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Hey mates,I discovered

Hey mates,

I discovered something when Im troubleshooting it. My core switch is flapping between vlans!

I don't know what to do. Here is the result

show interface ....

show interface .... switchport for the Vlan7 port what does it tell us?

Hi mate,I was there before

Hi mate,

I was there before with setting priority as low as possible, I could think of -1 maybe :).

So spanning-tree vlan 1-4094 priority 8192 should do it for you for now. You always have to take care of your network and know what devices you add.

About DHCP server? It's probably a good idea, still if you a have down the tree (linear) topology it wouldn't matter that much where exactly is the root bridge.

Contrary it matters, when you start using multiple redundant path on your topology. Also don't forget updating each switch flavor to RSTP.

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