Someone asked the other day how fast STP converges depending on PVST+ or
RPVST+ or MST is running. Usually the answer for PVST+ is 30-50 seconds
and for RPVST+ it’s fast, maybe less than a second. I thought I would
explore on this and check difference between PVST+ and RPVST+ and also
using PVST+ with features like uplinkfast.
This post assumes you already have a good basic understanding of STP. This
is not an introductory post on STP.
This is the topology being used:
SW1 is the root and ports towards the routers have been configured with VLAN 23
and portfast. I will run NTP to have the clocks properly synchronized. Currently
the port roles look like this:
I will configure the routers in 22.214.171.124/24 subnet and do a ping to verify connectivity.
R2#ping 126.96.36.199 Type escape sequence to abort. Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 188.8.131.52, timeout is 2…
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