I am using two Dell PowerConnect 6248 switches to connect a VMware host vSwitch. A discussion of config of Cisco switches for use with VMware advises to set physical ports connected to vSwitch with bpduguard and portfast. However, Dell switches don't have anything labelled bpduguard in their documentation - there is bpdu-protection which looks similar and bpdufilter which looks same as Cisco bpdufilter:
- Disable STP on the vSwitch connected ports?
- Leave STP on and enable portfast on the ports, and forget about bpduguard?
- Enable bpdu-protection on all ports via global config (it's off by default, and on our switches)
- Do something else?
Update: I got bpduguard and bpdufiltering confused in the original version of the question. I've updated the question to reflect what options Dell actually provide.
See also: VMware vSwitches and spanning tree