01-28-2016 07:33 PM
My access Cisco switches are connectedto the 7450 core .switch. Currently, I have standard STP running on the Cisco and the Brocade.I am not sure if spanning tree even works. Now I was thinking to run RSTP on both the Cisco and the Brocade. Has anybody implemented this scenario? .Thank you very much
02-11-2016 01:52 PM
I've implemented lots of hybrid network structures beetwen Brocade and Cisco and never seen any compatibility issues.
I use "pvst-mode" command under tagged interfaces at my Brocade core (L3/router code) switches for interoperability with Cisco.
I don't remember where but i had read that "pvst-mode" was default behaviour when Brocade sees a Cisco device for stp operations.
Anyway i even so write pvst-mode command set in cli.
Here just a little config sample:
! global-stp ! ! interface ethernet 1/2/1 dual-mode 1 pvst-mode !
I hope it helps. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.