This is the first course in the market discussing about switching in MikroTik. Since RouterOS version 6.41 and above, MikroTik has very reliable Switching features that you can profit from: One of the feature is the Spanning-Tree Protocol.
Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) help your redundant switching networks to avoid having loops and to wok efficiently. Without STP your network would end up not working. In this course, I am going to discuss in details how STP works and what are its features, also I am going to discuss about the RSTP and the MSTP (MSTP is only available on RouterOS version 6.41+).
To be able to do the LABS in this course, you need 3 MikroTik routerboards having a switch chip, or you can use MikroTik CRS models. You also need 2 end devices such as PC’s.
I look forward to see you in my course.
- Understand the broadcast storm problem in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
- Understand the multiple frames copies problem in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
- Understand the MAC address table instability in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
- Understand how the root bridge is being elected
- Understand what is BPDU and its role in electing the root bridge
- Understand what is the bridge ID
- Understand how to change the priority in the bridge ID to change the selection of the root bridge
- Understand the port roles: Designated, Root Port, Alternate, Disabled
- Understand the port states: Listening, Learning, Forwarding, Blocking
- Understand what the root path is and how to use it
- Understand what is the port Auto-Isolate
- Understand what is the port Restricted-Role
- Understand what is the port Restricted-TCN
- Understand what is BPDU-guard
- Understand what is Topology Change Notification (TCN)
- Understand how Rapid Spanning-Tree works
- Understand what is the edge port
- Uderstand the Negotiation mechanism in RSTP
- Understand the edge and Point-to-Point ports
- Understand the Region and Instances in MST