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Overview

The essential guide for understanding Ethernet switched networks
  • Understand various Ethernet technologies from 10BASE-T to Gigabit Ethernet
  • Learn about common switching modes, paths, and architectures
  • Delve into the Cisco Catalyst switch architecture and examine the various Catalyst switch models, including the 6000/6500, 4500, and 3750
  • Become familiar with VLAN concepts, including types of trunks, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and private VLANs
  • Understand Multilayer Switching (MLS) and the various hardware components that make MLS work
  • Learn how to configure Cisco Catalyst switches in both native and hybrid mode
  • Implement QoS on Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Deploy multicast features and protocols, including PIM, IGMP snooping, and CGMP
  • Utilize data link layer features such as BPDU Guard, BPDU Filter, Root Guard, Loop Guard, RSTP, and MST
  • Evaluate design and configuration best practices
  • Learn how to manage LANs and troubleshoot common problems
Local-area networks (LANs) are becoming increasingly congested and overburdened because of a dramatic increase in traffic, faster CPUs and operating systems, and more network-intensive applications. Many organizations that use network and computing technology use LAN switching to take advantage of high-speed traffic forwarding and improved performance of traditional Ethernet technologies that don't require costly wiring upgrades or time-consuming host reconfiguration. Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals provides administrators of campus networks with the most up-to-date introduction to LAN switching within a traditional Ethernet environment.

Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals presents an in-depth look at modern campus network requirements. It provides an easy-to-understand introduction to LAN switching best practices using Cisco Catalyst switches. This book provides you with a wealth of details on the architecture, operation, and configuration of the Cisco Catalyst family of switches. You learn about a wide range of topics, including quality of service (QoS), multicast, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Multiple Spanning Tree (MST), private virtual LANs (VLANs), and configuration using the native and hybrid software interfaces. Design advice and configuration examples are discussed liberally throughout the book to provide you with the best perspective on effective deployment techniques. Finally, the book wraps up with a discussion of steps necessary to troubleshoot common problems and optimize LAN performance. Whether you are looking for an introduction to LAN switching principles and practices or a Cisco Catalyst configuration and troubleshooting reference, this book provides you with the invaluable insight you need to design and manage high-performance campus networks.

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What People Are Saying

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587050893
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Series: Cisco Press Fundamentals Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

David Barnes, CCIE No. 6563, is a senior manager for Cisco Advanced Services based in Richardson, Texas. The group he manages specializes in network consulting for many of the largest Cisco customers and is responsible for providing technical expertise on all Cisco routing and switching products.

Basir Sakandar, CCIE No. 6040, has dual certifications in Routing and Switching and in Security. His current role at Cisco is as an advanced services engineer in the Richardson, Texas, office. He has helped with the design and implementation of various technologies for Fortune 100 companies.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 LAN switching foundation technologies 3
Ch. 2 LAN switch architecture 35
Ch. 3 Catalyst switching architectures 47
Ch. 4 Layer 2 fundamentals 83
Ch. 5 Using catalyst software 117
Ch. 6 Understanding multilayer switching 147
Ch. 7 Configuring switches 167
Ch. 8 Understanding quality of service on catalyst 6500 207
Ch. 9 Implementing multicast on catalyst switches 225
Ch. 10 Implementing and tuning spanning tree 249
Ch. 11 Design and implementation best practices 287
Ch. 12 Troubleshooting the LAN switching configuration 317
App. A Catalyst 6500 series software conversion 337
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2006

    A supernatural connection between my memoir and Cisco!

    My name is Stella Patchouli (author), but the story of my life has nothing to do with Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals! However, I read the book and loved it. I learned so much about things I never knew it existed, explained in plain, beautiful English.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2005

    in & outs of the book

    Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals is a well-written, easy-to-understand book, even for people whose first language is not English. The book explains the bases of 4 of the most common families of Cisco Switches: 5000/5500, 4000/4500, 6000/6500 and 3750. It goes quite in depth into showing the differences between these families, and showing where they fit best. Written by two CCIE, David Barnes and Basir Sakandar, this book shows all their expertise in the area managing to clearly explain layer-2 and layer-3 usage. Through several chapters, the authors try to convince the readers to use a different, more modern, approach to networks, like using layer-3 switches at the distribution layer instead of simple routers. Some drawbacks I found reading include some confusion in the QoS chapter and the need to give more depth to the Multicast chapter. After reading them I got the feeling that I did not manage to get a good understanding of these two areas. Another small issue is about chapter one where the ISO/OSI stack is explained, since this is a so often repeated item in all networking books I would have given less explanations about the basics of it and focused more on layer 2 and 3 related arguments. On the contrary I found the remaining of the book to be satisfactory. A detailed explanation of the switches families functions, their features and commands has been given in chapter 3. Chapter 5 focuses on the differences between Hybrid versus Native software versions, giving also a useful chart to compare commands between the two modes. I would rate with a 5/5 score the chapter about Multilayer switching, which is very clear and gives more than a basic knowledge about this argument. Appendix A is a useful hands-on description on how to migrate a 6500 switch from native to hybrid and vice-versa modes. The last two chapters about design and troubleshooting are a good start for those technicians that need to work on switches and do not need too much theory to get their job done. In particular the troubleshooting one shows several modes on how to track the problems both locally and remotely. Overall this CiscoPress book shows the usual quality of this Editor¿s products even if I would not put it as outstanding. It is a good reading to get a grasp on the switching architecture, but needs to be completed in some areas with other more specific volumes.

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