04-06-2017 12:46 PM
Sorry, just trying to clarify something in my mind. If I'm setting a port to "spanning-tree 802-1w" I would use admin-edge-port for devices and admin-pt2pt-mac for other switches? Is one or the other better if you're not sure what's getting plugged into the port?
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04-07-2017 01:11 AM
So as you already know ports configured as admin-edge-port should be configured for ports connected to end stations and have the following characteristics:
And ports configured as admin-pt2p-mac should be connected to other another port through a point-to-point link i.e. another switch and will behave as follows:
If a port is configured as edge port and BPDU is received then 802.1W will automatically transition to non edge port for this port
So if the port is most likely to be connected to an end station best option is to configure as admin-edge-port
Hope this helps
04-10-2017 01:21 AM
I would suggest when in doubt, simply do not set the port role, leave the port configured as default
See the following for show 802-1w explanation to confirm port roles http://www.brocade.com/content/html/en/configuration-guide/FI_08030_L2/GUID-54C6B84D-FC89-4C0E-BE2B-EEA706706F94.html