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Question 1


First by comparing their MAC addresses we learn that switch B will be root bridge as it has lowest MAC. Therefore all of its ports are designated ports -> C & D are correct.

On the link between switch A & switch C there must have one designated port and one non-designated (blocked) port. We can figure out which port is designated port by comparing their MAC address again. A has lower MAC so Fa0/1 of switch A will be designated port while Fa0/1 of switch C will be blocked -> B is correct.

Question 2


The path cost to the root bridge is the most important value to determine which port will become the root port on each non-root switch. In particular, the port with lowest cost to the root bridge will become root port (on non-root switch).

Question 3


Per VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) maintains a spanning tree instance for each VLAN configured in the network. It means a switch can be the root bridge of a VLAN while another switch can be the root bridge of other VLANs in a common topology. For example, Switch 1 can be the root bridge for Voice data while Switch 2 can be the root bridge for Video data. If designed correctly, it can optimize the network traffic.

Question 4

Question 5


If we connect two switches via 2 or more links and do not enable STP on these switches then a loop (which creates multiple copies of the same unicast frame) will occur. It is an example of an improperly implemented redundant topology.

Question 6


Answer A is not correct because Host A & B can access the server in VLAN 9 via Switch1 -> Switch2 -> Switch3 path.

Answer B is not correct because VLAN3 can communicate with other VLANs via port Fa0/7 on Switch1

Answer C is not correct because Host B can transfer files to VLAN 9 via Switch1 -> Switch2 -> Switch3 path. All the links on this path are FastEthernet so we cannot it would be significantly slower.

Answer D is the best choice as Fa0/9 on Switch1 may be the main path to reach VLAN 9 and it is in forwarding state. If the cable connected to Fa0/9 is disconnected, STP needs less than a minute to re-converge (moving from blocking -> listening -> learning -> forwarding state). Then the network function would resume and Host B will access VLAN 9 via Switch1 -> Switch2 -> Switch3 path.

Question 7


PVST+ is based on IEEE802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). But PVST+ has only 3 port states (discarding, learning and forwarding) while STP has 5 port states (blocking, listening, learning, forwarding and disabled). So discarding is a new port state in PVST+.

Question 8

Question 9


Spanning Tree Protocol convergence (Layer 2 convergence) happens when bridges and switches have transitioned to either the forwarding or blocking state. When layer 2 is converged, root bridge is elected and all port roles (Root, Designated and Non-Designated) in all switches are selected.

Question 10

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  1. chris
    March 1st, 2015

    in reponse to q10, I think the reason it is not answer a is because even if there was another interface within the vlan, it doesn’t explain why port fa0/10 is in alternate disabled mode. fa0/10 is disabled because it has a higher cost to the root bridge within that vlan.

  2. Anonymous
    March 7th, 2015

    Question 8 is BS you CANNOT set the priority to one the lowest is 0 and then 4096

    AHCORESW(config)#spanning-tree vlan 10 pri
    AHCORESW(config)#spanning-tree vlan 10 priority 1
    % Bridge Priority must be in increments of 4096.
    % Allowed values are:
    0 4096 8192 12288 16384 20480 24576 28672
    32768 36864 40960 45056 49152 53248 57344 61440

  3. Buchi
    March 8th, 2015

    Q8: Yes, however:
    Bridge ID priority note as per cisco, 32769 (default bridge priority plus system ID extension of default VLAN1).

    0 + 1 (vlan 1 by default) = priority of 1

    Note priority is already “set” in CLI and accepted as such…….

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    March 18th, 2015

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    March 25th, 2015

    Question 10 is Arguable…..

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    March 28th, 2015

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    April 8th, 2015

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    April 12th, 2015

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  12. Amit Upadhyay
    April 15th, 2015

    Please explain question no 6

  13. SaedAdi
    April 17th, 2015


  14. Tomáš
    April 20th, 2015

    to Amit Upadhyay:

    When the link fails, STP will be recalculated in order to find alternate and loopfree path. This time is usually les than 1 min. With rapid STP the time is even lower.

  15. Nadith
    April 26th, 2015

    Q1 when we selecting Designate port,what is the correct logic?
    I know all the ports in root bridge (excluding RP)are designated ports.
    But we select a DP on a network segment (link) what is the sequence we need to consider?
    as a example lets say terms of cost is equal to both A and C ports then what we need to check next..
    1st.terms of cost
    2nd. interface ID(number)
    3rd. bridge id
    4th. MAC address

    is this sequence is correct???

  16. Beel
    April 27th, 2015

    Hi Nadith,

    the correct sequence is :

    1- Cost to root bridge.

    2- Lost Bridge ID ( Bridge priority + MAC address)

    3- Lowest Interface number.

  17. Nadith
    April 28th, 2015

    Thank you ,Beel!!

  18. Laura
    April 28th, 2015

    -to select a designated port , at first we must find the lowest bridge ID ( priority and then MAC @), not the cost to root bridge.

    -to select a root port we need to choose the lowest cost to root bridge, but if it’s the same, we check the bridge ID (that’s why it saids the links are operating at the same bandwidth).

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    May 9th, 2015

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  20. someguy
    May 12th, 2015

    Q6. I see a device in Vlan3 trying to communicate with a device in Vlan9…wouldn’t this traffic have to pass through a router, thus making Fa0/9 irrelevant in this scenario?

    Maybe I’m missing something here, please enlighten me.

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    June 20th, 2015

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    July 3rd, 2015

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    July 4th, 2015

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    July 4th, 2015

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  35. BoltThrower
    July 5th, 2015

    Question 6 must be wrong! If the cable is disconnected from Host B to its switch…absolute no network communication can occure. So answer A must be correct rather than answer D which is listet here.

    Answer D would be only correct if the cable is re-plugged, but the question does not assume that

  36. Anonymous
    July 5th, 2015

    BoltThrower, STP will reconverge to use Fa0/7 as F0/9 failed. STP reconverges in about 50 seconds, therefore D is correct.

  37. Bariq
    July 6th, 2015

    The answer of the question 6 is right because there redundant link ( backup) in switch 1 and it will be work after about 50 second

  38. Bariq
    July 6th, 2015

    The answer of question 8 is wrong because the allowed values of priority are (4096 , 8192 12288 , 16384 , 20480, 24576, 28672 , 32768 , 36864 , 40960 , 45056 , 49152 , 53248 , 57344 , 61440)

  39. BoltThrower
    July 6th, 2015

    Yep, you are right guys…I thought fa0/9 would be the link between Host B and the switch (therefore no LAN connection)…but that is not the case….

  40. @BoltThrower
    July 11th, 2015

    The topic is STP, of redundant link.
    if one link is down still communication can be done. by other connecting links.

  41. TNA
    July 12th, 2015

    can anyone explain the Q 10

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    July 12th, 2015

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  43. abc
    July 14th, 2015

    why question are not displayed???????????????

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    July 15th, 2015


  45. Morgan
    July 15th, 2015

    Can someone tell me why I cannot see the question anymore??

  46. Peace & Love
    July 17th, 2015
  47. Morgan
    July 21st, 2015

    Thanks Peace & Love, I appreciate :-)

  48. pop
    July 21st, 2015

    I can’t see the questions ?

  49. Alisher
    August 4th, 2015

    Can someone explain me quiestion 1 please? I didn’t get it. Why is switch a has a lower mac when it seems to me that mac address of switch c is lower?

  50. Alisher
    August 4th, 2015

    I got it. I was a bit careless.

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