This chapter covers the following topics that you need to master for the CCNP SWITCH exam:
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol—This section discusses the enhancements that allow switches to run STP efficiently, offering fast convergence.
Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol—This section discusses the latest IEEE standard that supports a reduced number of STP instances for a campus network while using RSTP for efficient operation.
Familiarity with the IEEE 802.1D STP standard is essential because that protocol is used universally to maintain loop-free bridged and switched networks. However, it now is considered a legacy protocol, offering topology change and convergence times that are not as acceptable as they ...