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PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

Hi,

our switch has been configured PVST with dot1q encapsulation on trunk port....

Since PVST is incampatable with dot1q encapsulation, how this switch has been working from long time?

Please need your valuable inputs...

Khan.

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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

waiting for your valuable comments

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Devang,

It does not talk about PVST with dot1q...

My question is why PVST is working with dot1q trunk?

bjw Silver
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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

Khan,

If your referring to PVST+ in CAT0s/IOS, then it does work with Dot1Q.

Dot1Q is a trunking protocol encasulation, and just provides a common pipe for vlan traffic.

PVST+ is a spanning tree protocol that prevents L2 loops.

See the following ref:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_example09186a00807b0670.shtml#PVST

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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

I am using PVST not PVST+...

My question is why PVST is working with dot1q?

In our switch network someone by mistakenly configured PVST on a switch and on its trunk port is configured as a dot1q encapsulation...how come its layer 2 connectivity is up when PVST is incompatable with dot1q encapsulation

Regards,

Khan.

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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

Please help me undersand my previous question...

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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

please

bjw Silver
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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

By chance, is there only 1 active vlan active on the switch?

switch> show vlan trunk

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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

We have 3 vlans running on this switch..By the way switch model is 2950....I am confuse plase help me out..

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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

the command you mentioned is not working on this switch..

Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

On switches, PVST was enhanced to PVST+ as soon as Cisco supported 802.1Q. So you cannot be running PVST on dot1Q trunk, that is necessarily PVST+.

When you say that PVST is not compatible with 802.1Q, is it just a theoric question or do you have a particular problem you want to share with the group?

Regards,

Francois

bjw Silver
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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

Can you post the output of your show spanning-tree command on the subject switch?

bjw Silver
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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

Are you on IOS or CATos, what is the CAToS/IOS version, what type of switch is it?

A show ver command output might help.

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Re: PVST with do1q encapsulation?????

I have attached show spanning-tree and show runn output....please advice

here is the show version

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:/c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin"

cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI (RC32300) processor (revision H0) with 20710K bytes of mem

ory.

Processor board ID FOC0803W1T9

Last reset from system-reset

Running Enhanced Image

24 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:0F:23:96:8A:40

Motherboard assembly number: 73-7280-05

Power supply part number: 34-0965-01

Motherboard serial number: FOC08032979

Power supply serial number: DAB08020HAX

Model revision number: H0

Motherboard revision number: A0

Model number: WS-C2950G-24-EI

System serial number: FOC0803W1T9

Configuration register is 0xF

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