ArubaOS and Controllers

Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 100
Registered: ‎11-07-2008

Cisco backbonefast

Does anyone know if the Aruba's work with cisco's backbonefast command for spanning tree? We would need to turn the command on, on the core switch.
Aruba Employee
Posts: 509
Registered: ‎07-03-2008

Re: Cisco backbonefast

I'm not sure I'm clear on what you're asking.

Backbone fast is a Cisco proprietary protocol, so no, an Aruba controller cannot run backbone fast. But, if your asking if an Aruba controller participate in spanning tree if backbone fast is enabled on your Cisco switches, yes, they can.

Do you really need to run spanning tree on your Aruba controller? A 2400 I can see, but not really any other, depending on your situation.