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FAQ

What causes the Alpha-Ring to generate a topology change notification?

Answer:

To give an example, in the following topology, all three switches labeling A,B, and C are running the same Layer 2 redundancy protocol called Alpha-Ring as shown in Figure-1. If there is a link failure, then the switch A will generate a topology change notification through syslog as shown in Figure-2 and Figure-3.

Figure-3