Packet tracer VTP and Rapid spanning tree

W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
I've noticed in packet tracer that if you only have one switch in vtp server mode and the rest in client while using rapid spanning tree then you get what appears to be switching loops or broadcast storms and all of the ports are forwarding with none of them blocking. Regular spanning tree works fine if you only have one vtp server but for some reason if you use rapid spanning tree you need to have at least to switches in VTP server mode. is this how it is with all cisco switches or is it a packet tracer glitch that I should ignore?
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  • MonkerzMonkerz Member Posts: 842
    Packet Tracer is really buggy. I have no faith in that program.
  • alan2308alan2308 CISSP, MCSA 2008, MCSA 2012, CCNA R&S, CCNA Security Ann Arbor, MIMember Posts: 1,854 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I'm with Monkerz, I've had too many issues with that program.

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  • nbeachamnbeacham Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 23 ■□□□□□□□□□
    GNS3 is probably the best route.
  • gramacorpgramacorp Member Member Posts: 39 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sounds like the switches are using PVST+ I ran into the same problem. Power cycle the switches fixed it for me.
  • advanex1advanex1 CASP, MCSA 2016, MCSA 2012, CCNA, Security+, Network+, Project+, Server+ Member Posts: 364 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It is a glitch. I noticed it when I was messing around in packet tracer configuring edge ports and such. It locks the switches up. You have to leave it in PVST+
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