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What Is a Switch?
Operation of Ethernet Switches
Transparent Bridging
Address Learning
Traffic Filtering
Frame Flooding
Broadcast and Multicast Traffic
Combining Switches
Forwarding Loops
Spanning Tree Protocol
Spanning Tree Packets
Choosing a Root Bridge
Choosing the Least-Cost Path
Blocking Loop Paths
Spanning Tree Port States
Spanning Tree Versions
Switch Performance Issues
Packet Forwarding Performance
Switch Port Memory
Switch CPU and RAM
Switch Specifications
Basic Switch Features
Switch Management
Simple Network Management Protocol
Packet Mirror Ports
Switch Traffic Filters
Virtual LANs
802.1Q VLAN Standard
Linking VLANs
Improved Network Performance
Switch Hierarchy and Uplink Speeds
Uplink Speeds and Traffic Congestion
Multiple Conversations
Switch Traffic Bottlenecks
Hierarchical Network Design
Spanning Tree and Network Resiliency
Routers
Operation and Use of Routers
Routers or Bridges?
Special-Purpose Switches
Multilayer Switches
Access Switches
Stacking Switches
Industrial Ethernet
Wireless Access Point Switches
Internet Service Provider Switches
Metro Ethernet
Data Center Switches
Data Center Switch Resiliency
Advanced Switch Features
Traffic Flow Monitoring
sFlow and Netflow
Resources
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Ethernet Switches

Ethernet Switches

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If you’re ready to build a large network system, this handy excerpt from Ethernet: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition gets you up to speed on a basic building block: Ethernet switches. Whether you’re working on an enterprise or campus network, data center, or Internet service provider network, you’ll learn how Ethernet switches function and how they’re used in network designs.

This brief tutorial also provides an overview of the most important features found in switches, from the basics to more advanced features found in higher-cost and specialized switches.

Get an overview of basic switch operation, the spanning tree protocol, and switch performance issues Learn about switch management and some of the most widely used switch features Discover how a hierarchical design can help maintain stable network operations Delve into special-purpose switches, such as multi-layer, access, stacking, and wireless access-point switches Learn about advanced switch features designed for specific networking environments Dive deeper into switches, with a list of protocol and package documentation

If you’re ready to build a large network system, this handy excerpt from Ethernet: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition gets you up to speed on a basic building block: Ethernet switches. Whether you’re working on an enterprise or campus network, data center, or Internet service provider network, you’ll learn how Ethernet switches function and how they’re used in network designs.

This brief tutorial also provides an overview of the most important features found in switches, from the basics to more advanced features found in higher-cost and specialized switches.

Get an overview of basic switch operation, the spanning tree protocol, and switch performance issues Learn about switch management and some of the most widely used switch features Discover how a hierarchical design can help maintain stable network operations Delve into special-purpose switches, such as multi-layer, access, stacking, and wireless access-point switches Learn about advanced switch features designed for specific networking environments Dive deeper into switches, with a list of protocol and package documentation

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