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2nd Ethernet Port

lorenz_go
New Contributor
What is the purpose of the 2nd Ethernet port of the Zone Director ?
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keith_redfield
Valued Contributor II
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/an...

Basically it's to allow for an HA port config with redundant switching (as long as STP is in place)

michael_behr_61
New Contributor
So, does the Zone Director act as a bridge?
If yes - does it send STP packets?

keith_redfield
Valued Contributor II
No, it is just a single logical interface that happens to have 2 physical ports so the connected switches would need to ensure that spanning-tree is observed.

michael_behr_61
New Contributor
Well if ZD forwards packets from one LAN port to another, it's acting as a bridge.

Let's assume both ports are connected to a switch, then the switch will see its own STP BPDU packets. So, it'll block one of the two ports, avoiding a loop.
Am I right?
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