Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Configuring priorities

As stated above, the root of the tree is auto-selected as the switch with the lowest RBridge ID. For example, if you had a cluster with RBridge IDs 5, 6, 7, and 8, then 5 would be the root. If you then added RBridge ID 1 to this fabric, the tree would be re-calculated with 1 as the root.

In order to avoid this behavior, you can set a priority (default is 1). The highest priority overrides the lowest RBridge ID and becomes the root.

For example, to build a fabric with RBridge ID 7 or 8 as the root, set their priority to something higher than 1 (priority values are 1 through 255). If there is a tie in priority, the lower RBridge is still chosen. If RBridge ID 7 and 8 are both set to priority 1, 7 becomes the root.