But before we get into the election process of STP, let's learn how to configure our switches with the following tasks:
- Administrative commands
- IP address and subnet mask
- IP default-gateway
- Switchport port-security
- As usual, verify all is working
The topology that we will be using for our layer 2 configurations is as follows:
It is very important that you assign IP addresses to your management VLAN, whichever number it is. By default, it is VLAN 1 and that is what I am using in this example. The reason it is so important to have IP addresses is to be able to access the switch to configure it and make it more efficient. ...