How MSTP operates

In the factory default configuration, spanning tree operation is off. Also, the switch retains its currently configured spanning tree parameter settings when disabled. Thus, if you disable spanning tree, then later re-enable it, the parameter settings will be the same as before spanning tree was disabled. The switch also includes a pending feature that enables you to exchange MSTP configurations with a single command.


The switch automatically senses port identity and type, and automatically defines spanning tree parameters for each type, and parameters that apply across the switch. Although these parameters can be adjusted, HPE strongly recommends leaving these settings in their default configurations unless the proposed changes have been supplied by an experienced network administrator who has a strong understanding of the IEEE 802.1D/w/s standards and operation.