RSTP Configuration on Packet Tracer

RSTP Configuration Example

Packet Tracer RSTP Configuration

As you know, STP (Spanning Tree Protocol) is the key protocol of Switching world. With STP, link redundancy is provided and switching loops are avoided.

STP has different versions. One of the STP version is RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol). Like it name, RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol) is the fastest converged version of STP.

In this example, we will configure RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol) with Packet Tracer.

You can DOWNLOAD the Cisco Packet Tracer example with .pkt format At the End of This Lesson.

For our RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol) example, we will use the below switching topology.

RSTP Configuration with Packet Tracer
 



RSTP Configuration Topology
STP (Spanning Tree Protocol) has four states. These STP states are; Blocking, Listenning, Learning and Forwarding. With RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol), the Spanning Tree state Blocking and Listenning are bypassed. The RSTP states that starting with discarded, go through the learning and forwarding.

In STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), Blocking State is 20 seconds, Listenning State is 15 seconds and Learning State is 15 seconds. So, for STP, going through forwarding states needs 50 seconds. This total time is 15 seconds in RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol). Because RSTP, bypasses the Blocking and Listenning states.

RSTP Confgiuration

Let’s start to configure RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol) on Cisco Packet Tracer.

Switch0(config)# spanning-tree mode ?
pvst Per-Vlan spanning tree mode
rapid-pvst Per-Vlan rapid spanning tree mode

Switch0 (config)# spanning-tree mode rapid-pvst 
Switch0 (config)# end 
Switch0 # copy running-config startup-config 
Switch1 (config)# spanning-tree mode rapid-pvst 
Switch1 (config)# end 
Switch1 # copy running-config startup-config 



You can check the other Packet Tracer Examples below:

Common Cisco Router Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
Router DHCP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
VTP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
VLAN Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
STP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
RSTP Configuration with Packet Tracer
STP Portfast Configuration with Packet Tracer
Inter VLAN Routing Configuration on Packet Tracer
Switch Virtual Interface (SVI) Configuration with Packet Tracer
BGP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
Port Security Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
RIP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
CDP Configuration Example on Packet Tracer
OSPF Area Types Example on Packet Tracer (Standard and Backbone Areas)
OSPF External Routes Example on Packet Tracer
OSPF Area Types Example on Packet Tracer (Stub, NSSA, Totally Stubby, Totally NSSA Areas)
Standard Access-List Example on Packet Tracer
Extended Access-List Example on Packet Tracer

One Response to “RSTP Configuration on Packet Tracer”


  • Meghraj Sagar / Reply

    Hi Gokhan Sir,

    It was a nice and informative collection, Pls update a lecture on MST and PVST.

    Regards
    Meghraj Sagar

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