switchport mode will be set to access
spanning-tree portfast will be enabled
channel group will be disabled
When it connects to a host and not a switch.
Portfast allows the port to become active straight away rather than waiting for spanning tree BDPUs
It sounds like that host mode is a macro of sorts that when applied it actually automatically applies a series of commands like switchport mode access and spanning-tree portfast, to prepare the port to expect a host to be plugged into it.
That's kinda cool. I wonder how long this command has been around and what IOS it was first introduced. I've been doing things the long and hard way for a long time.
I use the switchport host macro very often. The "default interface fx/x" command is also useful to set interface back to default. I just explored custom macro's and they save alot of time.
It is necessary for us to configure a switch port to host mode when it is plugged to PC, laptop, VoIP phone, workstation etc (and not connect to switch)?