Redundant links are always welcome in switch topology as they are increasing the network’s availability and robustness. Redundant links if we look at them from layer 2 perspective can cause Layer 2 loops. This is simply because TTL (Time To Live) field of the packet is found in Layer 3 header. In networking technology this means that TTL number will be diminished only when the packet is passing through the router. There is no way to “kill” a packet that is stuck in layer 2 loop. This situation can result in broadcast storms. Fortunately, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) can allow you to have redundant links while having a loop-free topology, thus preventing the potential for broadcast storms.