MSTI Regional Root Bridge
Each MSTI independently chooses its own root bridge. For example, if two MSTIs are bounded to a region, there is a maximum of two MSTI regional roots and one CIST regional root.
The bridge with the lowest bridge ID becomes the MSTI regional root bridge. The parameters that define the root bridge include the following:
- User-defined bridge priority (by default, the bridge priority is 32,768)
- MAC address
Within an MSTP region, the cost from a bridge to the MSTI regional root bridge is known as the MSTI internal path cost. Looking at MSTP region 1 in Closeup of MSTP Region 1, the bridge with ID 60 has a path cost of F to the MSTI regional root bridge.
The MSTI regional root bridge can be the same as or different from the CIST regional root bridge of that region. You achieve this by assigning different priorities to the STP instances configured as the MSTIs and the CIST. For more information about configuring the bridge ID, see the configure stpd priority command in the Switch Engine 32.2 Command Reference Guide .