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When should I enable STP?

Hello,

I have my network with serie 300 switches. One is working in layer 3 mode and all others switches are in layer 2 mode.

I dont have redundant path between switches. Should I enable STP? or is not necessary?

Thanks a lot.

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When should I enable STP?

Hi Ruy,

It is rare for STP to cause problems. There are a few rare cases that it will cause a problem but overall having STP enabled should not impact your network.

I would recommend double checking everything on your network before disabling STP. It only takes one missed cable and your whole network will freeze in a broadcast storm.

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When should I enable STP?

If you don't have redundant paths, STP is not necessary but can be useful to prevent problem do to accidental loop.

Regards.

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When should I enable STP?

Daniele, Thanks for you reply.

If I dont have redundant path but I anyway enable STP could be some problem or its ok?

thanks!

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When should I enable STP?

Hi Ruy,

It is rare for STP to cause problems. There are a few rare cases that it will cause a problem but overall having STP enabled should not impact your network.

I would recommend double checking everything on your network before disabling STP. It only takes one missed cable and your whole network will freeze in a broadcast storm.

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