Category Archives: Spanning Tree

AACC – CTS230 – Scaling Networks v6 – Fall 2017 – PVST/PVST+ – Week #3

In this Packet Tracer techtorial we take a deep dive look at the history of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and walk through Radia Perlman’s version of STP all the way to Multiple Spanning Tree (MST). We discuss the differences between PVST/PVST+, STP, RSTP, RPVST/RPVST+, MST/MISTP/MSTP and break down just how the different version of Spanning Tree came about. This is all done through the lens of Packet Tracer from the Scaling Networks v6 course. Enjoy!