The spanning tree protocol ensures that sensible redundancy in your network doesn't turn into loops. Although it is not recommended, you can turn off Spanning Tree Protocol globally on the switch on occasions like when enabling port level security functionality Loop Protect
This article applies to Aruba Mobility Access Switches running a minimum version of ArubaOS 7.0 and Above. The configuration and verification steps mentioned in this article are tested on ArubaS2500 running ArubaOS 7.3.
Configuration Steps :
Note: Extreme care needs to be taken whenever you disable spanning tree because this creates Layer 2 loops within the network.