Inter-switch heartbeat

DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
Hey guys,

is there a feature I can setup on a 3750G that allows me to make like a heartbeat connection for the sole purpose of STP root bridge selection. Like in my mind if I have a core switch, being a 3750G, that is the root bridge, if it goes down and it's the root bridge it has to then select a different core switch to be a root bridge during the election process. But what if these core switches had a heartbeat to the other, so that the election process would be quicker.

Is something like this even possible?

I'm not finding anything in my ICDN2 book so I presume this might be a higher level knowledge.

The only thing I can find is VSS, but not sure if that's supported on a 3750G, any help is appreciated. :)

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  • Dieg0MDieg0M Posts: 861Member
    Something like VSS for 3750's would be Stackwise. Failure detection is not done through heartbeats but through hardware.
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    Dieg0M wrote: »
    Something like VSS for 3750's would be Stackwise. Failure detection is not done through heartbeats but through hardware.



    Thank you kindly. :)
  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Keep in mind you then go from two stand alone switches to one logical and all the bugs that come with it. I haven't had much trouble with stackwise, but VSS has been a major pain in most deployments I've worked.
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