Chapter 7: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
This is a sample chapter from the Cisco Press book "Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook, Second Edition." The book is designed to provide a quick and easy reference guide for all the features that can be configured on Cisco Catalyst switches. It is a great source of information and/or documentation about Cisco Catalyst switches and provides a quick and portable solution for networking professionals.
This chapter covers the following subjects:
STP Operating: Explains the spanning-tree algorithm in relation to the processes
and decisions made by a switch
STP Configuration: Presents the basic steps needed to configure the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
STP Convergence Tuning: Covers the more advanced steps needed to configure
and tune STP convergence
Navigating the Spanning-Tree Topology: Offers suggestions on how to find the
root of a spanning-tree topology and how to map out an active topology by hand
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