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CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide

All the SWITCH 642-813 Commands in One Compact, Portable Resource


Scott Empson

Hans Roth


Preparing for the CCNP® exam? Working as a network professional? ...

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CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide

All the SWITCH 642-813 Commands in One Compact, Portable Resource


Scott Empson

Hans Roth


Preparing for the CCNP® exam? Working as a network professional? Here are all the CCNP-level commands for the Implementing Cisco® Switched Networks (SWITCH) exam you need in one handy resource. The CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide is filled with valuable, easy-to-access information and is portable enough for use whether you’re in the server room or the equipment closet.


This book helps you memorize commands and concepts as you work to pass the CCNP SWITCH exam (642-813). The guide summarizes all CCNP certification-level Cisco IOS® Software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing you with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios. Configuration examples throughout the book provide you with a better understanding of how these commands are used in simple network designs.


Use CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide as a quick, offline resource for research and solutions.

--Logical “how-to” topic groupings inside the front and back covers provide one-stop research

--Compact size makes it easy to carry with you, wherever you go

--Helps you review important commands before taking the CCNP SWITCH certification exam

--“Create Your Own Journal” appendix with blank, lined pages allows you to personalize the book for your own needs


This book is part of the Cisco Press® Certification Self-Study Product Family, which offers readers a self-paced study routine for Cisco certification exams. Titles in the Cisco Press Certification Self-Study Product Family are part of a recommended learning program from Cisco Systems® that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587203329
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 4/9/2010
  • Series: Portable Command Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,192,335
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Empson is the associate chair of the Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology degree program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he teaches Cisco routing, switching, and network design courses in a variety of different programs—certificate, diploma, and applied degree—at the postsecondary level. Scott is also the program coordinator of the Cisco Networking Academy Program at NAIT, a Regional Academy covering central and northern Alberta. He has earned three undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in English; a Bachelor of Education, again with a major in English/Language Arts; and a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology, with a major in Network Management. Scott is currently completing his Master of Education from the University of Portland. He holds several industry certifications, including CCNP, CCAI, Network+, and CEH. Prior to instructing at NAIT, he was a junior/senior high school English/Language Arts/Computer Science teacher at different schools throughout Northern Alberta. Scott lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with his wife, Trina, and two children, Zachariah and Shaelyn.

Hans Roth is an instructor in the electrical engineering technology department at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Hans has been with the college for 13 years and teaches in both the engineering technology and IT areas. He has been with the Cisco Networking Academy since 2000, teaching CCNP curricula. Previous to teaching, Hans spent 15 years in R&D/product development designing microcontroller-based control systems for consumer products as well as for the automotive and agricultural industries.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Analyzing Campus Network Designs 1

Cisco Hierarchical Model of Network Design 1

Cisco Enterprise Composite Network Model 2

Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture 3

PPDIOO Lifecycle Approach 4

Chapter 2 Implementing VLANs in a Campus Network 5

Virtual Local Area Networks 6

    Creating Static VLANs 6

    Assigning Ports to VLANs 7

    Using the rangeCommand 8

    Dynamic Trunking Protocol 8

    Setting the Encapsulation Type 9

    Verifying VLAN Information 10

    Saving VLAN Configurations 10

    Erasing VLAN Configurations 11

    Verifying VLAN Trunking 12

    VLAN Trunking Protocol 12

    Verifying VTP 15

Configuration Example: VLANs 15

    Private Virtual Local Area Networks 19

    Configuring Private VLANs 19

    PVLAN Trunk on the Catalyst 3560/3750 21

    PVLAN Trunk on the Catalyst 4500 22

    PVLAN on a 3750 Layer 3 Switch 22

    Verifying PVLANs 23

    Configuration Example: PVLAN 23

EtherChannel 27

    Interface Modes in EtherChannel 27

    Guidelines for Configuring EtherChannel 27

    Configuring L2 EtherChannel 28

    Configuring L3 EtherChannel 29

    Verifying EtherChannel 29

    Configuration Example: EtherChannel 31

Chapter 3 Implementing Spanning Tree 35

Enabling Spanning Tree Protocol 35

Configuring the Root Switch 36

Configuring a Secondary Root Switch 37

Configuring Port Priority 37

Configuring the Path Cost 38

Configuring the Switch Priority of a VLAN 38

Configuring STP Timers 39

FlexLinks 39

Verifying STP 40

Optional STP Configurations 40

    PortFast 40

    BPDU Guard 41

    BPDU Filtering 41

    UplinkFast 42

    BackboneFast 43

    Root Guard 43

    Loop Guard 43

    Unidirectional Link Detection 44

Changing the Spanning-Tree Mode 45

Extended System ID 45

Enabling Rapid Spanning Tree 46

Enabling Multiple Spanning Tree 46

Verifying MST 48

Troubleshooting Spanning Tree 48

Configuration Example: STP 49

    Core Switch (3560) 49

    Distribution 1 Switch (3560) 50

    Distribution 2 Switch (3560) 51

    Access 1 Switch (2960) 52

    Access 2 Switch (2960) 53

Chapter 4 Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing 55

Inter-VLAN Communication Using an External Router: Router-on-a-Stick 55

Inter-VLAN Communication Tips 56

Inter-VLAN Communication on a Multilayer Switch Through a Switch Virtual Interface 57

    Removing L2 Switchport Capability of a Switch Port 57

    Configuring SVI Autostate 57

    Configuring a Layer 3 EtherChannel 58

    Configuring Inter-VLAN Communication 58

Configuration Example: Inter-VLAN Communication 59

    ISP Router 60

    CORP Router 61

    L2Switch2 (Catalyst 2960) 64

    L3Switch1 (Catalyst 3560) 66

    L2Switch1 (Catalyst 2960) 68

Configuring DHCP Server on a Router or Layer 3 Switch 69

Verifying and Troubleshooting DHCP Configuration 70

Configuring a DHCP Helper Address 71

DHCP Client on a Cisco IOS Software Ethernet Interface 72

Configuration Example: DHCP 72

    Edmonton Router 73

    Gibbons Router 75

Configuring Cisco Express Forwarding 76

Verifying CEF 76

Troubleshooting CEF 77

Chapter 5 Implementing a Highly Available Network 79

Implementing Network Logging 79

    Configuring Syslog 79

    Configuring an SNMP Managed Node 81

Service Level Agreements (SLA) 83

    Configuring IP SLA (Catalyst 3750) 83

    Monitoring IP SLA Operations 86

Chapter 6 Implementing a First Hop Redundancy Protocols Solution 87

Hot Standby Routing Protocol 87

    Configuring HSRP 88

    Default HSRP Configuration Settings 88

    Verifying HSRP 89

    HSRP Optimization Options 89

    Multiple HSRP 91

    HSRP IP SLA Tracking 92

    Debugging HSRP 93

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 94

    Configuring VRRP 94

    Verifying VRRP 95

    Debugging VRRP 95

Gateway Load Balancing Protocol 96

    Configuring GLBP 96

    Verifying GLBP 99

    Debugging GLBP 99

Configuration Example: HSRP on L3 Switch 99

    Switch DLS1 101

    Switch DLS2 103

    IP SLA Tracking—Switch DLS1 VLAN 10 105

Configuration Example: GLBP 106

    DLS1 107

    DLS2 109

Chapter 7 Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network 111

Configuring Static MAC Addresses 111

Configuring Switch Port Security 112

    Verifying Switch Port Security 113

    Sticky MAC Addresses 114

Programming Authentication Methods 114

Adding 802.1x Port-Based Authentication 115

Mitigating VLAN Hopping: Best Practices 117

    VLAN Access Maps 117

    Verifying VLAN Access Maps 119

    Configuration Example: VLAN Access Maps 120

DHCP Snooping 121

    Verifying DHCP Snooping 123

Implementing Dynamic ARP Inspection 124

    Verifying DAI 125

Configuring IP Source Guard 125

Understanding Cisco Discovery Protocol Security Issues 126

    Link Layer Discovery Protocol Configuration 126

Configuring the Secure Shell Protocol 127

Restricting Management Access with ACLs 128

    Telnet Sessions 128

    Web Interface Sessions 128

Disabling Unneeded Services 129

Securing End-Device Access Ports 129

Chapter 8 Accommodating Voice and Video in Campus Networks 131

Communications Subsystems 132

Configuring and Verifying Voice VLANs 132

Power over Ethernet 133

High Availability for Voice and Video 134

Configuring AutoQoS: 2960/3560/3750 137

    Verifying Auto QoS Information: 2960/3560/3750 138

Configuring AutoQoS: 6500 139

    Verifying AutoQoS Information: 6500 140

Chapter 9 Integrating Wireless LANs into a Campus Network 141

Wireless Roaming and Controllers 141

    Switch Configuration for Standalone APs and HREAPs 142

    Switch Configuration for WLC and Controller-Based APs 143

    Configuration for the LWAP Connection 144

    Configuration for the WLC Connection 144

    Switch Configuration for 4400 Series Controllers (EtherChannel) 145

The Wireless Services Module 146

    Configuring Communication Between the Supervisor 720 and Cisco WiSM 146

    The Initial WiSM Configuration 152

Configuration Example: 4402 WLAN Controller Using the Configuration Wizard 153

Configuration Example: 4402 WLAN Controller Using the Web Interface 162

Configuration Example: Configuring a 3560 Switch to Support WLANs and APs 171

Configuration Example: Configuring a Wireless Client 173

Appendix A Private VLAN Catalyst Switch Support Matrix 177

Appendix B Create Your Own Journal Here 179

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