Why Spanning Tree Is Important: A Demo

In this video, David Bombal shows you how Spanning Tree Protocol is essential for most layer 2 switched networks.

David Bombal

June 21, 2018

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Can you disable Spanning Tree Protocol? Not in most cases, if you want your layer 2 Ethernet network to work. In this video, David Bombal uses Cisco's Packet Tracer tool to demonstrate how disabling STP results in duplication of packets and traffic flooding. STP was invented by Radia Perlman to prevent bridge loops that lead to broadcast storms.

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David Bombal

Author and instructorDavid Bombal is an author and instructor at GNS3 and O'Reilly Media. He creates worldwide instructor-led and self-paced video training on new and emerging technologies such as SDN. He's involved in multiple SDN and OpenFlow projects which include both open source as well as commercial SDN controllers. His YouTube channel has more than 1 million views. Bombal holds numerous certifications, including CCIE #11023 (Emeritus). He's designed, implemented and managed networks ranging from single sites to those that span 50 countries.

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