configure stpd ports restricted-role enable

configure stpd stpd_name ports restricted-role enable port_list


Enables restricted role on the specified port inside the core network.

Syntax Description

stpd_name Specifies an STPD name on the switch.
port_list Specifies one or more ports or slots and ports.



Usage Guidelines

Enabling restricted role causes the port not to be selected as a root port even if it has the best spanning tree priority vector. Such a port is selected as an alternate port after the root port has been selected.

The restricted role is disabled by default. If set, it can cause a lack of spanning tree connectivity. A network administrator enables the restricted role to prevent bridges external to a core region of the network from influencing the spanning tree active topology, possibly because those bridges are not under the full control of the administrator.



Restricted role should not be enabled with edge mode.

Enabling Restricted Role at CIST is inherited by all MSTI.


The following command enables restricted role on port 6:3:

configure stpd s1 ports restricted-role enable 6:3


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.1.

This command was added to RSTP in ExtremeXOS 11.6 and 12.0.3.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.