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AR500, AR510, and AR530 V200R007 CLI-based Configuration Guide - Ethernet Switching

This document describes the configuration of Ethernet services, including configuring transparent bridge, MAC table, link aggregation, VLANs, STP/RSTP/MSTP, and so on.The document provides the configuration procedures and configuration examples to illustrate the service configuration methods and application scenario.
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Setting the Maximum Number of Connections in an Eth-Trunk that Affects Spanning Tree Calculation

Setting the Maximum Number of Connections in an Eth-Trunk that Affects Spanning Tree Calculation

Context

The path costs affect spanning tree calculation. Changes of path costs trigger spanning tree recalculation. The path cost of an interface is affected by its bandwidth, so you can change the interface bandwidth to affect spanning tree calculation.

As shown in Figure 11-15, deviceA and deviceB are connected through two Eth-Trunk links. Eth-Trunk 1 has three member interfaces in Up state and Eth-Trunk 2 has two member interfaces in Up state. Each member link has the same bandwidth, and deviceA is selected as the root bridge.
  • Eth-Trunk 1 has higher bandwidth than Eth-Trunk 2. After STP calculation, Eth-Trunk 1 on deviceB is selected as the root port and Eth-Trunk 2 is selected as the alternate port.
  • If the maximum number of connections affecting bandwidth of Eth-Trunk 1 is set to 1, the path cost of Eth-Trunk 1 is larger than the path cost of Eth-Trunk 2. Therefore, the two devices perform spanning tree recalculation. Then Eth-Trunk 1 on deviceB becomes the alternate port and Eth-Trunk 2 becomes the root port.
Figure 11-15  Setting the maximum number of connections in an Eth-Trunk

The maximum number of connections affects only the path cost of an Eth-Trunk interface participating in spanning tree calculation, and does not affect the actual bandwidth of the Eth-Trunk link. The actual bandwidth for an Eth-Trunk link depends on the number of active member interfaces in the Eth-Trunk.

Procedure

  1. Run:

    system-view

    The system view is displayed.

  2. Run:

    interface eth-trunk trunk-id

    The Eth-Trunk interface view is displayed.

  3. Run:

    max bandwidth-affected-linknumber link-number

    The maximum number of connections affecting the Eth-Trunk bandwidth is set.

    By default, the maximum number of connections affecting the bandwidth of an Eth-Trunk is 8.

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Updated: 2019-05-25

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