I've toying with idea of removing STP, as I was told its quite slow. I was advised to move towards a routing architecture. Could someone please explaing how this could be done without a core switch?
I've purchased a couple of switches - although I haven't received them yet. Two 3650 switches will be designated for the exterior and DMZ aresas, while two 3750's will be used for the internal network.
This is a common misconception regarding STP by those who don't know what they are talking about. The result is often someone who believes them removing STP and finding their network collapsing around their ears, so please think long and hard before following advice like this.
STP has features such as UplinkFast Backbone Fast and Portfast which mean that on a correctly designed LAN the response time is equivalent to any routing protocol. There are good and valid reasons to switch to a routing architecture but "someone told me STP is slow" is not one of them.
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