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Broadcast Storm

Hi

Can a broadcast storm stops network usage? Our customer has a situation like that. They said that all switches are blinking together and the network was down.

I think a virus has infected couple of pcs and they start to brodcast all together at the same time.

Like this situation what must be the storm-control broadcast  level ??

Forgot to add:  I use RSTP on all switches. Mostly 2960-24-TC-L

When a broadcast storm happened some pcs showed blue screen of death and Some SAP servers has database connection problem after that (after restarting all switches). Is it a broadcast storm or can it be something else?

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Gold

Re: Broadcast Storm

1. yes

2. No hard and fast answer. You could start with 1 percent, with an action of shutdown and trap.

Purple

Re: Broadcast Storm

you could segregate the infected machines by putting them in an isolated vlan.

For the level of storm control you must do some trial and error or put 0 but then all broadcast will be blocked.

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