Chapter 3. Spanning Tree Protocol

Blueprint topics covered in this chapter:

This chapter covers the following subtopics from the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching written exam blueprint. Refer to the full blueprint in Table I-1 in the Introduction for more details on the topics covered in each chapter and their context within the blueprint.

  • 802.1d

  • 802.1s

  • 802.1w

  • Loop Guard

  • Root Guard

  • Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BRDU) Guard

  • STP Port Roles, Failure Propagation, and Loopguard Operation

  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)

  • Trunks

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is probably one of the most widely known protocols covered on the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam. STP has been around a long time, is used in most every campus network today, and is covered extensively ...

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