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Routing & Switching: Rapid Spanning-Tree And MST

Keith Bogart
Keith Bogart
CCIE #4923

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Course Description
The course will provide all the details you’ve ever needed to know about RSTP and MST. It starts with an in-depth discussion of 802.1w, the mechanisms that make it more “rapid” than 802.1d, BPDU format, the RSTP Synchronization process, 802.1t cost values, and concludes with a discussion about the RSTP Topology Change process. Building on that foundation, it then adds the element of 802.1s MST. You will learn about how MST accomplishes traffic load-balancing in a different way than PVST, how to configure MST, predict STP port-states on the MST Virtual-Bridge, and even how to diagnose and troubleshoot PVST-Simulation Failures.
  • Course
    • Topic
      • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol & MST :: Part 1
      • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol & MST :: Part 2
      • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol & MST :: Part 3
      • RSTP Synchronization Process
      • RSTP Topology Changes
      • Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol
      • MST Regions & BPDU Details
      • MST Path Selection & Configuration
      • MST Boundary Ports
      • MST: The Virtual-Bridge
      • IST Master & Root Port Selection
      • MST - PVST Simulation
Course Outline:
  • Course
    • Topic
      • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol & MST :: Part 1
      • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol & MST :: Part 2
      • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol & MST :: Part 3
      • RSTP Synchronization Process
      • RSTP Topology Changes
      • Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol
      • MST Regions & BPDU Details
      • MST Path Selection & Configuration
      • MST Boundary Ports
      • MST: The Virtual-Bridge
      • IST Master & Root Port Selection
      • MST - PVST Simulation