configure stpd hellotime

configure stpd stpd_name hellotime seconds


Specifies the time delay (in seconds) between the transmission of BPDUs from this STPD (Spanning Tree Domain) when it is the root bridge.

Syntax Description

stpd_name Specifies an STPD name on the switch.
seconds Specifies the hello time in seconds. The default is 2 seconds, and the range is 1 to 10 seconds.


The default hello time is 2 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

If your STPD has the same name as another component, for example a VLAN (Virtual LAN), we recommend that you specify the identifying keyword as well as the name. If your STPD has a name unique only to that STPD, the keyword stpd is optional.

In an MSTP (Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol) environment, configure the hello timer only on the CIST, not on the MSTIs.

You should not configure any STP (Spanning Tree Protocol) parameters unless you have considerable knowledge and experience with STP. The default STP parameters are adequate for most networks.

The range for the seconds parameter is 1 through 10 seconds.


The following command sets the time delay from STPD1 to 10 seconds:

configure stpd stpd1 hellotime 10


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the Summit X450-G2, X460-G2, X670-G2, X770, and ExtremeSwitching X440-G2, X620, X690, X870 series switches.