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shelly117shelly117 Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
hey all,
i am new in cisco for practical use.in my company they using mst as a spanning tree protocol.but now they wnat to mugrate from mst to pvst.how can i do it ?please give me few suitable solutions.we r using cisco 4500 series switch and 6500 series switch

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  • kryollakryolla Posts: 785Member
    With that type of switches I am guessing you have a lot of users so my advice is to ask an upper level support engineer for your company if you can HELP in the migration. Do you even have a basic understanding of spanning tree and what it is used to do?
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  • shelly117shelly117 Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    kryolla wrote: »
    With that type of switches I am guessing you have a lot of users so my advice is to ask an upper level support engineer for your company if you can HELP in the migration. Do you even have a basic understanding of spanning tree and what it is used to do?

    actually i know why using spannig tree but i dont have much more idea how .but i just need to know the basic thing to migrate mst to pvst.i read lots of aricle bur all r related to migrate pvst to mst.
  • kryollakryolla Posts: 785Member
    how many switches, vlans and what is your current topology for layer 2, any traffic engineering you want to do? Why are you going to PVST?
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  • APAAPA Posts: 959Member
    [IGNORE - Let this be a lesson.... verify b4 posting]

    Just thinkin out aloud here....

    I haven't used 4500 series switches before.....but I do know they are considered legacy... do they even support pvst?

    'spanning-tree mode ?'

    I have a feeling they only support 802.1.d(IEEE STP) & 802.1s(MST)... this could be the underlying reason asto why MST was chosen in the first place.

    Something to double-check....

    Now I'm off to the gym...;)

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  • creamy_stewcreamy_stew Posts: 406Member
    Wait, what? 4500 are considered legacy? I'm pretty sure this isn't correct. icon_scratch.gif
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  • APAAPA Posts: 959Member
    yeah ignore my post..... I'm thinking about 4000 series.... as we have an old chassis here....

    My bad... ;)

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  • shelly117shelly117 Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Actually we are using 2 6500 seris switch where we r doing few routing and 2 4500 series.here is 6500 spanning configuration:
    spanning-tree mode mst
    spanning-tree portfast default
    no spanning-tree optimize bpdu transmission
    spanning-tree extend system-id
    !
    spanning-tree mst configuration
    name hhhh
    revision 1
    instance 1 vlan 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 40, 102-103, 200, 202, 204, 239
    instance 2 vlan 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 240, 252, 254
    !
    spanning-tree mst 1 priority 4096
    spanning-tree mst 2 priority 28672
    And this is another 6500 configuration

    spanning-tree mode mst
    spanning-tree portfast default
    no spanning-tree optimize bpdu transmission
    spanning-tree extend system-id
    !
    spanning-tree mst configuration
    name hhhh
    revision 1
    instance 1 vlan 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 40, 102-103, 200, 202, 204, 239
    instance 2 vlan 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 240, 252, 254
    !
    spanning-tree mst 1 priority 28672
    spanning-tree mst 2 priority 24576


    this two 6500 switch are core switch and other 2 4500 series are connected with client.
    right now we r running mst but my office management want to pvst.Actually i am new in that office.i have just joint last week.

    so waiting for solution

    thanks for all reply
  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Posts: 991Member
    Just picking up on this, any reasons why I got a PM asking for a soloution ?
    if I say something that can be taken one of two ways and one of them offends, I usually mean the other one :-)
  • kryollakryolla Posts: 785Member
    You wont find a solution here as every network is different and traffic patterns will be different. If someone did do something similiar yours will be different. You only started there 1 week so I assume you dont know the network yet to take on this project. I would recommend this since you are new, without any co-workers sending you diagrams or using any NMS see if you can map out the network at layer 2 and why they engineered a path a certain way. If you can do that then I would think you would be ready for the migration and any troubleshooting that might come with it. If you are going to assist an engineer than ask a lot of questions. Also view cisco docs on migrating from PVST to MSTand try to reverse it and apply it to your network. Following a MAC address at a hop by hop basis and a thorough understanding of spanning tree I think would make this project a success. Good Luck
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