This chapter covers the following topics that you need to master for the CCNP SWITCH exam:
STP Root Bridge—This section discusses the importance of identifying a root bridge and suggestions for its placement in the network. This section also presents the root bridge configuration commands.
Spanning-Tree Customization—This section covers the configuration commands that enable you to alter the spanning-tree topology.
Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence—This section discusses how to alter, or tune, the STP timers to achieve optimum convergence times in a network.
Redundant Link Convergence—This section describes the methods that cause a network to converge more quickly after a topology change.