We'll be retiring the last of our 3500XLs next month and replacing them with 3560 and 3570s. Once complete, I would like to migrate from PVST and RPVST across the board in order to speed up convergence times.
The implementation seems pretty straight forward, but one thing I'm confused about is Portfast and BPDUGuard. Can I still use these features with RPVST? The documention says that backbonefast and uplinkfast are obsolete in RPVST, but is iffy when it comes to portfast. We rely on them heavily for protection against and user dropping an unauthorized bridge in to the network, and without them I'd have to look in to doing port-security.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3. 16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are looking for early feedback from custome...