Admin Admin Podcast #030 Show notes – Flashing Like a Christmas Tree

This Week:

Al has been sorting out switches which where set-up in dasiy chain fashion.
Andy has been continuing  setup vlans in the posh shirt shop

Setup Vlans at the posh shirt shop

AP-810 – Is the wireless access point used.
Setup VLANs on Draytek.
Changed the management port the number of Vigor and limit the access the limit the IP address which access it.
Wireless Client MAC Isolate 

Spanning Tree

The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is a network protocol that ensures a loop-free topolog.

Trunking in HP E-Series Switches is defined as a trunk is a single logical, higher bandwidth link formed by bundling several links together. Cisco call this an EtherChannel.

Trunking in cisco world is a trunk is a link between two switches carrying traffic
belonging to multiple VLANs.

In HP A-series switch link aggregation is term used to bundling several links together to create higher bandwidth link.

BDU packetsRoot bridge, Root port

Types of Spanning Tree protocols

  • STP
  • RSTP  (Rapid Spanning Tree)
  • MSTP (Multi Spanning Tree)
  • PVSTP (Per-VLAN Spanning Tree)

PRTG Software to monitor Bandwith of a port
ntop – ntop is a network probe that shows network usage in a way similar to what top does for processes