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rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

Hi,

I'm trying to type the command (config)#spanning-tree mode rapid-pvst on my Cisco 2950, but (config)#spanning-tree mode ? only shows me one option - pvst. I've checked the Cisco support page which suggests my version of IOS should support rapid-pvst.

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Switch_1#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C2950 Software (C2950-I6Q4L2-M), Version 12.1(13)EA1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

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Any ideas why?

All help appreciated.

Thanks,

James.


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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

Looking at feature navigator, I don't see that feature on that platform and image. Even plugging in the latest image shows it still absent.

My conclusion - Rapid PVST is NOT a feature offered on 2950.

(Just for grins I plugged in a 2960 and DO see the feature listed there. So, using feature navigator will include that feature when it's supported on the platform in question.)

The 2950 data sheet does seem to indicate (in error) that the feature is supported.

Hope this helps.

Purple

rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

  Your switch is a standard mode switch which does not support it.  From a config doc,

The rapid PVST+ is available only if you have the EI installed on your switch.

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

Looking at feature navigator, I don't see that feature on that platform and image. Even plugging in the latest image shows it still absent.

My conclusion - Rapid PVST is NOT a feature offered on 2950.

(Just for grins I plugged in a 2960 and DO see the feature listed there. So, using feature navigator will include that feature when it's supported on the platform in question.)

The 2950 data sheet does seem to indicate (in error) that the feature is supported.

Hope this helps.

Re: rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

Do you have the standard ver or enhanced ver?

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Purple

rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

  Your switch is a standard mode switch which does not support it.  From a config doc,

The rapid PVST+ is available only if you have the EI installed on your switch.

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rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

glen.grant,

After doing a show version again, it appears that I'm only running the standard image which explains why rapid-pvst is not available.

mklemovitch,

I never knew about Cisco Feature Navigator before. I ran a search based on my IOS image and rapid-pvst is not an installed feature. I'll definetely be using Cisco Feature Navigator again.

Thanks for your help guys,

James.

Cisco Employee

rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

Friends,

I am absolutely sure that the most recent versions of IOS for 2950 Catalyst switches support the RSTP even in the Standard Image mode, i.e. no Enhanced Image mode is necessary (also considering the fact that the image itself decides whether to run in Standard or Enhanced mode, and is thus dependent on the hardware platform without any option of user selection).

According to the documentation, the RSTP became supported in Standard Image since the IOS version 12.1(20)EA2. Versions 12.1(19)EA1 and earlier support the RSTP only in EI mode. The latest IOS version for 2950 switches is 12.2(22)EA14 and this is the version I recommend upgrading to.

Best regards,

Peter

Re: rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

Hi Peter,

Can I ask you a small favor please? I have posted a question about Multicast on Nexus(layer2 switch) and 6500(layer3)

switch. If you get a chance can you please look into it and provide your valuable input please? It's about intra vlan IP Multicast

Regards

Kishore

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Re: rapid-pvst missing on my 2950. Why?

2950 (being either Standard Image or Enhanced IMage) both support rapid-pvst. Upgrade to the latest version 12.1.22 EA14, and you will have this feature. I dont see any logical reason sticking with a prehistoric software version, except to make your own life more difficult.

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