configure stpd forwarddelay

configure stpd stpd_name forwarddelay seconds


Specifies the time (in seconds) that the ports in this STPD spend in the listening and learning states when the switch is the root bridge.

Syntax Description

stpd_name Specifies an STPD name on the switch.
seconds Specifies the forward delay time in seconds. The default is 15 seconds, and the range is 4 to 30 seconds.


The default forward delay time is 15 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

If your STPD has the same name as another component, for example a VLAN, 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.

You should not configure any STP 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 4 through 30 seconds.


The following command sets the forward delay from STPD1 to 20 seconds:

configure stpd stpd1 forwarddelay 20


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, and X695 series switches.