name (MST configuration)

To set the name of a Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) region, use the name command. To return to the default name, use the no form of this command.

name name

no name name

Syntax Description


Name to assign to the MST region. It can be any string with a maximum length of 32 alphanumeric characters.

Command Default


Command Modes

MST configuration mode

Command History



This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

Two or more switches with the same VLAN mapping and configuration version number are considered to be in different MST regions if the region names are different.

Caution Be careful when using the name command to set the name of an MST region. If you make a mistake, you can put the switch in a different region. The configuration name is a case-sensitive parameter.


This example shows how to name a region:

switch(config)# spanning-tree mst configuration  switch(config-mst)# name accounting  

Related Commands


show spanning-tree mst configuration

Displays information about the MST protocol.

spanning-tree mst configuration

Enters MST configuration mode.