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why do we need extended system id

Hi everybody

I understand what is extended system id is but i am at loss as to why we need it. I tried to find some material on Google but could not get a straight answer as to why we need it.

thanks

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Hi Sarah,

Extended system id is used to make every bridge id unique

Have a look at the config guide for details:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/spantree.html#wp1037363

HTH

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Hi Sarah,

Extended system id is used to make every bridge id unique

Have a look at the config guide for details:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/spantree.html#wp1037363

HTH

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Thanks. Reza

Do all cisco switches either have 64 mac or 1024 mac not in between ?

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