I created this video because I wanted to explain WHY root bridge placement is so important from a Spanning Tree(STP) perspective. There are lots of videos and information out there about STP, but I haven’t found one that actually explains why the location of the root bridge is important. Hopefully this is beneficial.
As a pre-requisite, you will need to be familiar with what STP is and how the root bridge is elected and a loop free path is created. The following videos do a pretty good job of explaining it:
STP Basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIr3u9bXESo
STP Root Bridge Path Selection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-SppCHx1Qs
I also included these links in the video description on YouTube.