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spanning-tree priority

Hello all

I have a simple question:

Does the command "set spantree priority 0 " force the switch

to become root switch or does 0 mean, the switch will never become

root switch ?

thanks for your help


Cisco Employee

Re: spanning-tree priority

Lower the value, higher the priority. To answer your question, yes it forces the switch to be root. Documents for reference

New Member

Re: spanning-tree priority

It is highly not recommended to use this command to make the root selection.

it will prevent any other switch to become at a later date (unless ofcourse that is what you want ) until you remove the switch and introduce with a higher priority.

use the set spantree root command instead

Re: spanning-tree priority

You can never be 100% sure that "it will prevent any other switch to become root at a later date". If you connect another switch with priority 0 and a lower MAC address it will become the root!!



New Member

Re: spanning-tree priority

Thanks for the quick answer, the reason why i ask, i currently doing the labs in karl solies ccie book for ccie.

There i a task where i have to make sure my cat is always root switch. In his solution he configure the priority to 1 instead to 0 and that confused me.

It seems to be an error isnt it ?

set spantree root is (i think) wrong because it does not make sure my switch is always root switch in case a new switch connect.


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