Bringing up a switch mesh domain

When a meshed port detects a non-meshed port on the opposite end of a point-to-point connection, the link will be blocked. Thus, as you bring up switch meshing on various switches, you may temporarily experience blocked ports where meshed links should be running. These conditions should clear themselves after all switches in the mesh have been configured for meshing and their switches rebooted. To reduce the effect of blocked ports during bring-up, configure meshing and reboot the switches before installing the meshed switches in the network. Also, since adding (or removing) a meshed port requires a switch reboot to implement, you can avoid repeated system disruptions by waiting to implement the mesh until you have finished configuring meshing on all ports in your intended mesh domain.