OS10 Enterprise Edition User Guide Release 10.4.1.0

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Forward traffic

EdgePort allows the interface to forward traffic approximately 30 seconds sooner as it skips the Blocking and Learning states. The spanning-tree bpduguard enable command causes the interface hardware to shut down when it receives a BPDU.

  • CAUTION: Configure EdgePort only on links connecting to an end station. EdgePort can cause loops if you enable it on an interface connected to a network.

When you implement BPDU guard, although the interface is placed in Error Disabled state when receiving the BPDU, the physical interface remains in the Up state. The hardware discards regular network traffic after a BPDU violation. BPDUs are forwarded to the CPU, where they are discarded as well.

  • Enable EdgePort on an interface in INTERFACE mode.
    spanning-tree port type edge

Configure EdgePort

OS10(conf-if-eth1/1/4)# spanning-tree port type edge

View interface status

OS10# show spanning-tree interface ethernet 1/1/4
                                 ethernet1/1/4 of MSTI 0 is designated Forwarding
                                 Edge port:yes port guard :none (default)
                                 Link type is point-to-point (auto)
                                 Boundary: YES bpdu filter :disable bpdu guard :disable  bpduguard shutdown-on-
                                 violation :disable  RootGuard:  disable LoopGuard  disable
                                 Bpdus (MRecords) sent 610, received 5
                                 Interface                                                  Designated
                                 Name           PortID   Prio  Cost Sts  Cost  Bridge ID               PortID
                                 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 ethernet1/1/4  128.272  128   500  FWD  0     32768    90b1.1cf4.a911 128.272
                                 ==========================================================================
                              

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