Junos OS and the Spanning Tree Protocol

A network is a tool that can help drive an organization, the spanning tree protocol is a tool that can help drive a network. This course will tell you how to use it to help make your network stable and resilient.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 14, 2016
Duration
1h 40m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 14, 2016
Duration
1h 40m
Description

A network is a tool that can help drive an organization. The faster the network, the more work can be achieved in less time. This course, Junos OS and the Spanning Tree Protocol, will help you become familiar with the best ways to leverage STP for your organization. You will begin with a discussion about the importance of using the Spanning Tree Protocol within a LAN, after which you learn how STP uses special packets, called BPDU’s, to detect bridging loops. Next, you'll see some of the newer versions STP, how they differ from the legacy version of STP, and what benefits they can bring to your LAN. Finally, you'll put theory into practice by configuring STP on a pair of EX series switches, as well as configuring the parameters to change the behavior of STP and affect the flow of data across the network. After finishing this course, you'll be better prepared to get the most out of your network.

About the author
About the author

Martin is a network security engineer with several years experience in various markets including retail and aerospace in many different countries and at the moment works for a UK based tier 1 service provider working with technology from Cisco, F5, Checkpoint, Infoblox, and, of course, Juniper.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
High everyone. My name is Martin Brown, and welcome to my course, Junos OS and the Spanning Tree Protocol. I am a network security engineer for a tier one service provider based in the UK. As you may be aware, any business or company that has any sort of LAN want three things above anything else; they want speed, resiliency, and stability. In this course we are going to discuss how the latter two of these can be achieved quite easily by using a protocol that comes as standard on all Juniper EX Series switches. During this course we will cover what the spanning tree protocol prevents, how the spanning tree protocol achieves this, the different versions of the spanning tree protocol, and how to configure and optimize it. By the end of this course you'll be able to feel more confident in configuring and supporting this protocol on almost any LAN that utilizes Juniper EX Series switches. Before beginning this course you should really be familiar with how layer two bridges and switches operate. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about STP with the JNCIS-ENT spanning tree protocol course at Pluralsight.