Layer 2 – Spanning Tree Protocol (Part 1)

Spanning Tree Protocol (part 1) In this lesson we introduce you to Spanning Tree Protocol.  We explain the purpose behind Spanning Tree Protocol, and examine in great detail, the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Decision Process. We’ll demonstrate how it prevents looping between switches when redundant links are present.  We also explain at how loops can happen, explain what a root bridge is, and why it’s necessary to have a designated port for each segment.
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