Broadcast limiting vs an unmanaged switch with a loop
I'm working with a 7150-24 port switch in a test environment.
I'm looking at how to address potential loops for connected un-managed switches - good or bad, I have to deal with this ugly reality. While loop-detection DOES work, the affected port doesn't automatically reset once the loop is removed. The port remains in a err-disable/shutdown state until the loop-detection is cleared on the switch.
From what I see, a loop on the un-managed switch creates a broadcast storm. Setting a broadcast limit doesn't seem to have any effect on limiting traffic on a given port.
Or does Broadcast limits not apply to broadcast storms?