spanning-tree mode

This command configures global spanning tree mode per VLAN spanning tree, Rapid-PVST, MST, RSTP or STP (Spanning Tree Protocol). Only one of MSTP (Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol) (RSTP), PVST or RPVST can be enabled on a switch.

When PVSTP or rapid PVSTP (PVRSTP) is enabled, MSTP/RSTP/STP is operationally disabled. To reenable MSTP/RSTP/STP, disable PVSTP/PVRSTP. By default, 200 Series has MSTP enabled. In PVSTP or PVRSTP mode, BPDUs contain per-VLAN information instead of the common spanning-tree information (MST/RSTP).

PVSTP maintains independent spanning tree information about each configured VLAN. PVSTP uses IEEE 802.1Q trunking and allows a trunked VLAN to maintain blocked or forwarding state per port on a per-VLAN basis. This allows a trunk port to be forwarded on some VLANs and blocked on other VLANs.

PVRSTP is based on the IEEE 8012.1w standard. It supports fast convergence IEEE 802.1D. PVRSTP is compatible with IEEE 802.1D spanning tree. PVRSTP sends BPDUs on all ports, instead of only the root bridge sending BPDUs, and supports the discarding, learning, and forwarding states.

When the mode is changed to PVRSTP, version 0 STP BPDUs are no longer transmitted and version 2 PVRSTP BPDUs that carry per-VLAN information are transmitted on the VLANs enabled for spanning-tree. If a version 0 BPDU is seen, PVRSTP reverts to sending version 0 BPDUs.

Per VLAN Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (PVRSTP) embeds support for PVSTP FastBackbone and FastUplink. There is no provision to enable or disable these features in PVRSTP.

Default Disabled
Format spanning-tree mode {mst | pvst | rapid-pvst | stp | rstp }
Mode Global Config