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Create a loop storm in network "educational Purpose"

  • 1.  Create a loop storm in network "educational Purpose"

    Posted 04-25-2018 10:45
    Hello I am working on a network with

    Ring topology
    X440 Switches

    And I'm looking for a scenario to get a broadcast storm "loop" for test.

    is there any way to do it!?


  • 2.  RE: Create a loop storm in network "educational Purpose"

    Posted 04-25-2018 10:50
    Hello Yusuf,

    Are you trying to create a loop? If so, plugging them up in a physical loop and plugging in one PC should do the job.


  • 3.  RE: Create a loop storm in network "educational Purpose"

    Posted 04-25-2018 10:51
    Hello Yusuf,

    Essentially, all you need to do to initiate a broadcast storm is create more than one layer 2 path between 2 points in your network.

    May I ask how you are using this for educational purposes?

    Thanks,

    Ash


  • 4.  RE: Create a loop storm in network "educational Purpose"

    Posted 04-25-2018 11:05
    Hi Yusuf,

    I am not sure we have enough information to determine if a loop should happen or not. If you take a port with similar configuration and loop it into another port with the same configuration this should cause a loop as well. STP will not prevent a loop in this scenario unless some type of edge port configuration is used.


  • 5.  RE: Create a loop storm in network "educational Purpose"

    Posted 04-27-2018 12:33
    Remember it takes one broadcast packet to get the loop started so if this a lab of just switches and you create the loop with no clients or ip's on you layer 2 vlans in the mix there is nothing on your layer 2 connections that would create a broadcast packet. you have to prime the pump 🙂


  • 6.  RE: Create a loop storm in network "educational Purpose"

    Posted 04-25-2018 10:51
    I am giving a training to client who had a similar problem but with all the configuration in place... after diagnostics we found that in one of the switches on of the ports are not configured probably..
    Now we need to get the same scenario in a non-productive environment!
    But when I try to "disable stpd s0" on one switch no loops is showing 🙂


  • 7.  RE: Create a loop storm in network "educational Purpose"

    Posted 04-27-2018 12:33
    If I remember correctly, most switches drop traffic sourced from itself (at least in EXOS), so you will need more than one switch for this.