Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Fabric routing protocol

After a RBridge ID is assigned to a switch, the Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) link state routing protocol begins to form adjacencies and collects topology and inter-connectivity information with its neighbors. Brocade VCS Fabric uses FSPF to calculate and elect a loop-free multicast tree rooted at the multicast root RBridge. The multicast tree is calculated after the unicast routes are computed.