Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

Greg Whynott Greg.Whynott at
Mon Jan 10 16:42:35 CST 2011

just to play devils advocate..

PVST is Cisco propriety.

I'd rather see vendors default to an open standard as opposed to something which is closed.  the lowest common denominator…

in my eyes the document tells you how to make a cisco and hp switch work together,  not convert.

numbers alone do not denote intelligence,  if so cockroaches would rule the world.  8)


On Jan 10, 2011, at 5:32 PM, Jeff Kell wrote:

> On 1/10/2011 3:20 PM, Greg Whynott wrote:
>> HP probably was the most helpful vendor i've dealt with in relation to solving/providing inter vendor interoperability solutions.   they have PDF booklets on many  things we would run into during work.  for example,  setting up STP between Cisco and HP gear,  ( ).
> Well, technically, the HP reference tells you how to convert your Cisco
> default PVST over to MST to match the HP preference.
> The handful of HP switches versus the stacks and stacks of production
> Cisco requiring conversion to suit them was "intimidating" to say the
> least :-)
> Foundry/Brocade on the other hand do PVST (so they say, I haven't given
> it a thorough lab test).
> Jeff


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