1aq consolidates multiple existing functionalities, including STP, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
(MSTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
(RSTP), and MMRP into in a one link state protocol.
The converter is designed so that only one of the four ports is active at a time, so the product does not interfere with the Spanning Tree Protocol
Basic Layer 2 switching features including transparent and VLAN aware bridging, IGMP, Spanning tree protocol
, and link aggregation support
In networking, the spanning tree protocol
(STP) functions to prevent bridge loops & resulting broadcast radiation in bridged Ethernet local area networks (LANs).
Lewis (Honolulu Community College) describes the switched LAN architecture for small- and medium-sized businesses, virtual LAN configuration, the VLAN trunking protocol, the spanning tree protocol
, and basic wireless technologies.
The switches eliminate the need for Spanning Tree Protocol
(STP), collapsing the access and aggregation networking layers to create a flat, multipath, deterministic network that is ideal for virtualized environments.
In addition to MPLS sub-50ms failover using Fast Reroute (FRR), Brocade offers a comprehensive set of Layer 2 control protocols comprising its innovative protocols, Metro Ring Protocol (MRP), Multi-Chassis Trunks (MCT) and Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol (VSRP), and standards-based Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
(RSTP) and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
Among the topics covered: virtual LANs and Spanning Tree Protocol
, static and connected routes, VLSM and route summarization, IP access control lists, network address translation, and troubleshooting, to name just a few.
1D-2004 standard for Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
(RSTP) and Spanning Tree Protocol
(STP), a higher-speed implementation that can also support larger ring and mesh networks.
In addition, IRF technology enables network-based In-Service-Software-Upgrades (ISSS) to ensure network and business continuity by extending the switch fabric control plane across multiple active switches, providing a rapid, sub 50-millisecond recovery in the event of network disruption verses up to several seconds for traditional Spanning Tree Protocol
(STP)-based network designs.