Network Management

New Contributor


I am trying to put an Aruba interface in to portfast mode so it will immediately be forwarding; I can't find out how to do this.

Aruba Employee

Re: Portfast

Try this command: spanning-tree A1 admin-edge-port

The switch ports are by default in Auto-edge-port mode - that is often sufficient.

Check the port status with show spanning-tree. Look in the last column labelled "edge".

There is another option too, but be very careful with it - improper use has brought down networks. This command will effectively disable spanning tree on the port, and force it to ALWAYS forward. Great if you want to join mismatched STP domains, not great at all if it might form part of a loop. The command is spanning-tree a1 bpdu-filter

Richard Litchfield, HPE Aruba
Consulting System Engineer
Network Ambassador