If i have to manually configure an stp root bridge and if the network has distribution switches but it also has access switch which one should i select if the access switch seems to be in the center of the network (access switch has a link to each one of the other switches)?
I know how to force it to be a root bridge. but what i need to know is which switch should i select to be the root if i need to manually force it. in the cisco press book it says it has to be in the center of the network, but it also said that distribution switch is better to be root than access switch ?
Generally you deploy two dist. switches in the design which are conneted to the access switches. Say DistA and DistB. You connect the access switches Ac21 and acc2 such that one trunk from acc1 is connected to distA and second to dist2.
There is a trunk between distA and distB.
Hence you configure distA as bid 4096 and distB as 8192. So whenever, the distA fails , then distB takes over, not any other access switches.
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