• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1254
  • Last Modified:

cisco spanning tree, vlans and trunking

Just want to double check...

In a cluster of cisco 3550's, we have all the vlans trunked thru Gi ports (fiber, if it matters).  We use 801q.  If we turn off spanning tree, that should not affect the vlans or the trunking, correct?

0
amlp
Asked:
amlp
1 Solution
 
ngravattCommented:
you are correct.

Spanning tree just helps the switch determine witch path to take to reach a device.  Turning off spanning tree MAY affect the performance and/or routes, but it will not affect which VLAN the port is on or if you have configured the port for trunking.  

read on:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/sw_ntman/cwsimain/cwsi2/cwsiug2/vlan2/stpapp.htm
0

Featured Post

Exciting career futures for women in IT

Education has the power to transform lives and open the door to new career opportunities. By earning an IT degree from WGU, you can become a highly skilled IT professional. Get the credentials and certifications you need to become a leader in this rewarding field.  

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now